Friday 2nd May - Charlotte Swart - "Binary Stars, A Journey Together"

Friday 2nd May at 8pm one of our own members, Charlotte Swart, will present a talk entitled "Binary Stars, A Journey Together" The talk will cover: Discussion of study resources, books and websites Reasons for studying binary stars Terminology…

Tuesday 29th April - Partial Solar Eclipse - Emerald, VIC

There is a partial eclipse of the Sun that will be visible from Melbourne on Tuesday 29th April and Mt Burnett Observatory will be outside the Emerald Community Centre on the main street of Emerald (opposite Mitre10) with equipment to view the…

Friday 25th April 2014 - Jon Oxer talks on doing science experiments in orbit with CubeSats

This Friday at 8pm, we are fortunate in having Jonathan Oxer giving us a talk about his involvement in the ArdusSat and CubeSat projects! Running an experiment in space usually requires custom hardware to be launched into orbit at enormous cost.…

Saturday 12th April - MBO at Emerald PAVE Festival, Young Observers Club Meeting at MBO

The Mount Burnett Observatory will be taking our portable telescopes to the PAVE festival in Emerald on Saturday 12th April at Emerald Secondary College between 6pm and 7pm with Young Observers to follow at the Observatory from 7:30pm!

Friday 4th April 2014 - Barry Cleland on Keplers Laws

8pm this Friday at Mount Burnett we are proud to present our very own Barry Cleland who will bring Kepler's laws to life by demonstrating how to calculate Jupiter's mass using nothing more than a ruler, the free planetarium software Stellarium,…