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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. 


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



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




MBO Young Observers February 15th 2014

Due to hot dry weather the first MBO Young Observers meeting of 2014 has been moved to Saturday the 15th of February. We will meet from 7:30pm till 9:30pm (sunset is at 8:27pm and the Moon should be high in the sky by then). 

Young Observers is an astronomy group with a practical focus. We aim this year to teachthe changing night sky and to encourage children to make use of their knowledge by presenting to others. Each Young Observers session also includes talks and movies to put the observing into context and teach some real astrophysics!

There is so much to discuss this month:

  • observing projects for the year
  • MBO's indigenous astronomy research project
  • Steven Hawking's new ideas about black holes
  • Science Week 2014

and of course we will be looking at the Moon and Orion.

Young Observers is free for members. Non-members can take part for $5 per child but to participate regularly need to become members. Bring along a plate to share for supper (tea/coffee and cordial provided).

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