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Wednesday 1st & Thursday 2nd July - Venus and Jupiter Conjunction

In the early evenings of Wednesday 1st and Thursday 2nd July Melbourne will be treated (weather permitting) to a lovely conjunction of Venus and Jupiter in the north-western sky, less than a degree apart (closest on Wednesday night). Here is…
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Friday 26th June 2015: Jacquie Milner "An Introduction to Observing Occultations"

8pm Friday we have one of our newer members, Jacquie Milner, giving "An Introduction to Observing Occultations". It will cover what occultations are, what information can be gained by observing them and how they are observed and reported today.…
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Presidents Message: World Record Stargazing, Telescopes and Lanterns

Dear Mount Burnettisi, What a busy week that was for Mount Burnett!  We had the good news that our friends at CAASTRO will be donating 100 replicas of Galileo’s telescope (small refractors worth ~$5 each)  for us to use in the World…
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Friday 19th June 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…
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MBO Submits Names For IAU ExoWorlds Naming Competition

Last August as part of our National Science Week 2014 events we had flyers out to solicit names from the public to submit as part of the International Astronomical Union's "Name ExoWorlds" competition for the chance to be able to name a star…