Friday 24th April 2015 - "Newbie Night"

8pm this Friday is "Newbie Night" (not just for newbies)! What does this mean?  Good question!  The original concept was to give members (new and old) an opportunity to ask questions about astronomy, cosmology, physics, MBO, etc, but…

Friday 17th April 2015 - Vikram Ravi - "A Galaxy-sized telescope: using pulsars as gravitational-wave detectors to study supermassive black holes"

8pm Friday 17th April we have Vikram Ravi from the Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing at the Swinburne University of Technology talking about "A Galaxy-sized telescope: using pulsars as gravitational-wave detectors to study supermassive…

Lunar Eclipse April 2015 round up

Last night we had an open night for the last total lunar eclipse until 2018! Some people turned up early and were rather excited. :-) .@MBObservatory zOMG so much 4yo excitement! Space PJs, NASA coveralls, we are GO! pic.twitter.com/bY33Oy3hnN…

Saturday 4th April 2015: Lunar Eclipse

This Saturday will be the last in a series of three lunar eclipses visible from Australia in 2014/15 and so Mount Burnett Observatory will be open for the night (weather permitting).  Totality is only around 5 minutes starting at 10:58pm,…