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Friday 31st July 2015 - Chris Samuel - Pluto Photos

8pm Friday we have MBO member Chris Samuel showing images from Pluto. A few weeks ago MBO celebrated the flyby of Pluto by the New Horizons spacecraft, but there were no images to see as it was busy doing its science mission. Now the first…
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Friday 24th July 2015 - Marek Dobiecki - Adventures With A Large Telescope

8pm Friday we have MBO member Marek Dobiecki talking about his experiences with his large telescope: Issues that I have come across while constructing, collimating and using the telescope and the particular solutions I have employed in trying…
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Bendigo District Astronomy Society home base under threat - help them save it!

Our fellow astronomy society in Bendigo is under threat of losing their home base. The Discovery Centre in Bendigo is an invaluable resource for families with regards to science and also the home of the Bendigo District Astronomical Society.…
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7:30pm Saturday 18th July 2015 - Deep Sky Observing

I'm gleeful to report that the forecast for this weekend up at Mount Burnett Observatory states clear skies, no precipitation levels and a mild breeze (excellent viewing conditions)! Hence, this Saturday night I will - finally - be able to host…
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Friday 10th July 2015: NASA Video - The Year of Pluto

8pm Friday 10th we'll be having a prelude to our special event celebrating the NASA New Horizons mission flyby of Pluto on Tuesday 14th July with the showing of the NASA Video "The Year of Pluto".  NASA's New Horizons spacecraft launched…
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Tuesday 14th July 2015 - New Horizons Flyby of Pluto

Space missions that promise to so dramatically change our understanding of an entire part of the solar system do not happen every day… or even every decade! NASA's New Horizons mission to Pluto and beyond promises so much and the closest approach…