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MBO Young Observers Saturday 14th June 2014

This Saturday (the second of the month) is Young Observers. The first step toward becoming a scientist is learning to observe the world around you like a scientist. So this month we will be creating our own astronomical log books and learning how to describe and record what we see in the night sky. So bring along an exercise book, pen and pencil and prepare for a night of keen observation.

National Science Week (13th to 24th August) is fast approaching and Young Observers are needed to help run our evenings!.. so if you can use a Dob or give a short talk on Kepler's laws to a school group then we need you! Sign up now.

Young Observers runs from 6:30 to 8:00 pm this Saturday at Mount Burnett Observatory. Participation is free for members and $5 for visiting children. Please bring a small plate to share as part of our supper.

James (and Rhys from underneath a pile of exam papers)

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Young Observers Saturday 17th of May

This Saturday the 17th of May Young Observers commences at 7pm (doors open at 6:30pm). We are very pleased to welcome Jacinta Lee den Besten, the coordinator of the Melbourne University Telescopes in Schools project. Jacinta will be teaching "Kosmology for Kids" after which there will be supper (please bring a plate) and observing through our telescopes. Members (free) and visitors ($5 per child) are welcome. 

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Young Observers Saturday 12th April 2014

This Saturday the 12th of April from 7:30pm will be our first Young Observers session in the dark (daylight saving having ended). We are very pleased to have our own Stephanie Rowlands give a talk on Solar Eclipses.  We will also feature a talk on whats on in the holidays for aspiring astronomers and as the weather promises to be unfavourable we will also have some fun activities inside the hut... and of course a fine MBO supper.
 
Young Observers is free for members and $5 for first time visitors after which we encourage people to join MBO. Young Observers takes place on the second Saturday of the month with starting times depending on sunset times. For more information contact James on 0409703929

 

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MBO Young Observers March 8th 2014

Mount Burnett Young Observers will hold their second session for the year Saturday the 8th of March from 7:30pm to 9:30pm

We are very proud to host a talk on “Dwarf Planets” by one of our very own members Viktoriia Mironova. May this be the first of many talks!

 

We will follow a similar format to last month with a welcome followed by Viktoriia’s talk and then a guide to the sky this month before supper and observing. We will also be unveiling our secret gravity simulator

 

Young Observers is free for MBO members. First time visitors are invited to join in for a small fee but for subsequent visits membership is required. Bring a plate and partake of the supper! For more details contact us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone James on 0409703929

 

Rhys and James