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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.

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Tuesday 30th December - Public Viewing Night

Last public viewing session for the year! If you are trying to think of something exciting to do in the days between Christmas and New Year, why not join us at Mt. Burnett Observatory on the 30th of December (that's a Tuesday) for one final look at the stars (for 2014)?

The session will start at 8:30pm with a bit of a chat and a cuppa and then we'll be out with the telescopes looking at the wonderful night sky!

All welcome - but please let us know if you plan to come by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so that we can have enough demonstrators on hand for you all to get up close and personal with the telescopes! Cost will be ten dollars per adult and five dollars per child.

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Inaugural Public Viewing Night - Tuesday 23rd September 2014

On Tuesday September 23rd Mount Burnett Observatory will be running our inaugural public viewing night. The evening will include a tour of the Observatory and viewing through our portable telescopes. The session, led by our experienced star guides, starts at 7:15 pm and runs to 9:15pm. 

The cost is $10 per adult and $5 per child. Unfortunately this evening is now booked out. To enquire about future events (which will be held regularly) please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please consider the neighbours and drive in and out quietly using low beam only, or better still, parking lights.