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Wednesday 17th May 2015 - Public Viewing Night - FULLY BOOKED

Wow, are you all keen! The PUBLIC VIEWING is BOOKED OUT. I think that took less than two days. Don't worry if you missed out though, there will be more. You can also go on the waiting list for the next one and get first priority. Just e-mail us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

PUBLIC VIEWING - June 17th

Greetings Astrofans!  You've been waiting for it (and some of you have been keenly waiting), and here it is! Our next Public Viewing at the Mt. Burnett Observatory will be on Wednesday June 17th, starting at 7.30pm.

Our Public Viewings are for non-members who would love to get an idea of what we do at Mt. Burnett. You'll get a tour of the observatory, a chance to look through the big telescope and hands on viewing with our portable dobsonians and our fabulous volunteers!

If you can make this one, and you want to, then let me know fast. They book out very quickly. I will need your name and e-mail as well as a contact phone number and how many people you will be booking for. It will cost ten dollars per adult and five dollars per child. It might also be good to give me the ages of the kids. Feel free to ask if you have any questions.

Please remember that the session will be cancelled if the weather is bad - we can't control it. The last session turned out fabulous though! Winter sky, when it is clear, (which does happen) can be truly spectacular!

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Monday 4th May 2015 - Public Viewing Night - FULLY BOOKED

The May 4th public viewing is now fully booked!  Keep your eyes peeled for more sessions.

You've been waiting for it, and here it is!

Our next PUBLIC VIEWING at the Mt. Burnett Observatory will be on Monday 4th May. It will probably start at 7.30pm (depending on our volunteers) but we'll confirm this once we get booked up.

If you can make this one, and you want to, then let me know fast. We tend to book out very quickly...

For bookings please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

I will need your name and e-mail (which we will get when you email) as well as a contact phone number and how many people you will be booking for. It will cost ten dollars per adult and five dollars per child. It might also be good to give me the ages of the kids. Feel free to ask if you have any questions. Hope to see you soon.

Please remember that the session will be cancelled if the weather is bad - we can't control it. The last session turned out fabulous though! Hopefully it will also give you a chance to look at our new portable 18 inch telescope.

...and May the 4th be with you...

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Wednesday 8th April 2015 - Public View Night - FULLY BOOKED!

Due to popular demand we are happy to announce our next Public Viewing Night - Wednesday April 8th!

If you missed the last one, or have been wondering what this Mount Burnett place is all about, this is for you. Come and join us!

Public Viewing sessions are there to give people a taste of what we do at Mt. Burnett. You will hear a bit about the history of the observatory, then go into the dome with the big telescope (and you might even get to take a cool photo). Then you will have some hands on experience with our portable Dobsonians.

The date falls just after Easter in the school holidays (so no worrying about it being a school night). The cost is $10 per adult and $5 per child, with all money going to keeping the Observatory running.

Yes Astrofans, once again you have booked out our Public Viewing session. Don't be too sad though - there will be more. We are happy to take names for our waiting list and you will have first notification at the next viewing. (Contact us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Please note: MBO will always be closed on days of Severe, Extreme and Code Red fire ratings, please see the CFA website for that information.

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Tuesday 3rd March 2015 - Public Viewing Night - FULLY BOOKED!

Have you been waiting for a chance to have a personal tour of the observatory, and see the big telescope in action? Would you really like to have a go and finding the stars yourself using our portable Dobsonian telescopes? Let us show you Mt. Burnett Observatory and the wonders of the night sky. Public Viewing sessions are for non-members who'd like to get a taste of what we do! Come along and be amazed!

The session will start at 8pm and bookings are essential - numbers are strictly limited so that everyone can get some hands on experience. The cost is $10 per adult and $5 per child. (Please note, we will cancel the session if the weather is not being friendly).

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Public Viewing Night Full!

Wow, you Astrofans are a keen bunch! Our Public Viewing Night for March 3rd filled up in two days of being announced. But don't panic, there will be another one shortly after Easter (we haven't worked out a date yet). We're happy to take names for our waiting list and you will be given first priority at the next session too - just e-mail  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For those of you who will be coming, keep an eye on Facebook and your e-mail. The weather can sometimes be tricksy, and we will contact you if we have to cancel. Remember also to bring your warm clothes - the nighttime temperatures can be equally tricksy!

Please note: MBO will always be closed on days of Severe, Extreme and Code Red fire ratings, please see the CFA website for that information.