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Public Viewings at MBO

Hey Astrofans!

Are you looking for an Astronomy Fix, or perhaps an idea for a special present for someone astro-minded? Look no further!

Public viewings are booked via TryBooking here:

An Evening Under the Stars

Please note that these nights are very popular and book out quickly. We release dates approximately two months in advance so if you miss out please check this site regularly and put yourself on our waiting list here. People on our waiting list get advanced notice of new dates and also here about all our other special events.

Public Viewings are designed for members of the Public who would like to visit the Observatory to see what we do, who we are, and, with the help of our friendly Outreach team, do some viewing of the night sky through our telescopes.

Public Viewings cost $15 per adult, $10 concession and child over 5 (children under 5 free). All money raised goes towards maintenance and preservation of the Observatory.  You can also buy someone a visit to an MBO public viewing as a gift!

Please note, if the weather is not good, if the fire danger forecast is severe or above, or a Total Fire Ban is declared, the sessions will be cancelled and you will be able to rebook for a later date. If you have any further questions, just ask by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.!

(Last updated 19th February 2019)


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