Saturday 23rd January 2016 - MBO Open Day & 4th Birthday

Saturday 23rd January 2016 will be our 5th annual open day and our 4th birthday party, starting at 12 noon and running through 11pm that night.   On the programme for the day we have:

  • 12 noon - 6pm: Guided tours of the Dome, radio telescope demonstration, solar telescope, short talks, interactive activities, and more!
  • 2pm - 6pm: swap meet of telescope parts and objects
  • 6pm - 8pm: Sausage Sizzle
  • 8pm - 9pm: Perry Vlahos will be talking about "How to get Started in Astronomy"
  • 9pm onwards: Telescope viewing (weather permitting)

Here is one of the fabulous photos from last year's Astrophotography workshop, shared by Ronald Fritz. While we can't guarantee such fabulous skies for our OPEN DAY, we can guarantee lots of wonderful people who are happy to share Mt. Burnett Observatory and all we do with you!

Ronald Fritz: MBO dome and sky

All donations are appreciated, with proceeds going towards the purchase of an additional dome.

Please note: for your safety MBO will be closed & the open day cancelled if the day is forecast to be a day of Severe, Extreme and Code Red fire danger or a Total Fire Ban, please see the CFA website for that information.

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