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Saturday 2nd April 2016 - Deep Sky Observing

Dear enthusiastic Deep-Sky Observers,

Are you interested in brilliant Galaxies, gargantuan super-Clusters and gorgeous Nebulae? Then please join myself and the greatly knowledgeable Lachlan Wiltshire for a monthly night of Deep-Sky Observing!  Each night will run late when the sky turns black, allowing every dedicated astronomer to perceive the vastly expansive universe in a constructive, cooperative environment. Every astronomer - no matter what their prior skill level may be - is greatly encouraged to come down to the Mount Burnett Observatory for a night of enjoyment and education. Also, we welcome Astrophotography to the event with the guidance of our lovely Roslyn Gupta! Not only that, but the great 18-inch 'The Borg' Dobsonian telescope will be commandeered by yours truly!  If you are interested, please e-mail or SMS your name and mobile number (For immediate contact details as planned nights are prone to change) to:

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Mobile Number: 0449 769 666

Remember, dates may change as the weather (as antagonistic as it can be against our will) can alter, consequently affecting the possibility of the desired night. Thus why contact details are necessary for such rapid changes. Lastly, do not hesitate to bring along your own telescope! We love seeing new people interested in Astronomy and all of its wonders, so make us two happy men and come for the grand experience...

The evening will commence at approximately seven o'clock for setup with observing startingwhen darkness falls until midnight.

We ask kindly that only red light is used whilst on the observing field and that vehicles are parked along the fence in the driveway, facing north towards the exit.


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

For weather information please see our useful links.

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Saturday 6th January 2016 - Deep Sky Observing

Are you interested in brilliant Galaxies, gargantuan super-Clusters and gorgeous Nebulae? Then please join myself and the greatly knowledgeable Lachlan Wiltshire for a monthly night of Deep-Sky Observing!  Each night will run late when the sky turns black, allowing every dedicated astronomer to perceive the vastly expansive universe in a constructive, cooperative environment. Every astronomer - no matter what their prior skill level may be - is greatly encouraged to come down to the Mount Burnett Observatory for a night of enjoyment and education. Also, we welcome Astrophotography to the event with the guidance of our lovely Roslyn Gupta! Not only that, but the great 18-inch 'The Borg' Dobsonian telescope will be commandeered by yours truly!  If you are interested, please e-mail or SMS your name and mobile number (For immediate contact details as planned nights are prone to change) to:
 
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Mobile Number: 0449 769 666
 
Remember, dates may change as the weather (as antagonistic as it can be against our will) can alter, consequently affecting the possibility of the desired night. Thus why contact details are necessary for such rapid changes. Lastly, do not hesitate to bring along your own telescope! We love seeing new people interested in Astronomy and all of its wonders, so make us two happy men and come for the grand experience.

The night commence at approximately seven o'clock and onwards (8:30pm ~ 12:00pm).

We ask kindly that only red light is used whilst on the observing field and that vehicles are parked along the fence in the driveway, facing north towards the exit.


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.

For weather information please see our useful links.

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8:30pm Saturday 9th January 2016 - Deep Sky Observing

NOTICE: this event has been rescheduled to the 9th January due to poor weather forecast for 2nd January.

This coming Deep-Sky Session will be a special one indeed - and everyone is certainly encouraged to attend! We will be hosting a Star Party at Marek's Observatory for the very first time. Attendees are able to bring their own telescope(s) and share the fabulous sights of our Universe above and beyond. Everyone is of course welcome to come, however Guests of MBO will need to pay a small $10 fee per person. Bring some snacks and decently warm clothing for the night.

Address of location: 265 Bourkes Creek Rd, Pakenham Upper.

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.

For weather information please see our useful links.

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7pm Saturday 5th December 2015 - Deep Sky Observing

Dear enthusiastic Deep-Sky Observers,

Ladies and Gentlemen, I have some good news pertaining to the expansion of my illustrious Deep-Sky Programme; We will be welcoming Astrophotography to the event with the guidance of our lovely Roslyn Gupta! Not only that, but the great 18-inch Dobsonian telescope (Name suggestions are desired) will be commandeered by yours truly for the first time!

Are you interested in brilliant Galaxies, gargantuan super-Clusters and gorgeous Nebulae? Then please join myself and the greatly knowledgeable Lachlan Wiltshire for a monthly night of Deep-Sky Observing!  Each night will run late when the sky turns black, allowing every dedicated astronomer to perceive the vastly expansive universe in a constructive, cooperative environment. Every astronomer - no matter what their prior skill level may be - is greatly encouraged to come down to the Mount Burnett Observatory for a night of enjoyment and education.

Our next Deep Sky Observing session will be from 7pm-12pm on Saturday 5th December.

If you are interested, please e-mail or SMS your name and mobile number (For immediate contact details as planned nights are prone to change) to:

E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Mobile Number: 0449 769 666

Remember, dates may change as the weather (as antagonistic as it can be against our will) can alter, consequently affecting the possibility of the desired night. Thus why contact details are necessary for such rapid changes. Lastly, do not hesitate to bring along your own telescope! We love seeing new people interested in Astronomy and all of its wonders, so make us happy people and come for the grand experience...

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.

For weather information please see our useful links.