Friday 25th May 2018 - Dr Patricia Vickers-Rich - Dinosaurs

8pm on Friday 25th May 2018 we have a rare non-astronomy talk for our members night, but instead of looking back in time by looking up at the sky we'll be looking back in time by looking under the ground. Ever wonder what the world was like…

Sunday 10th June 2018 - Radio Astronomy Group Meeting

Hi MBO folks interested in radio astronomy! NEXT MEETING: 10am 10th June at MBO. The MBO Radio Astronomy Group (RAG) met on Sunday 13th May and worked  on trying to understand more about the 21cm receiver equipment we have and how exactly…

Friday 18th May 2017 - Neil Creek - "Is it really that colour?"

8pm Friday 18th May we have our own Neil Creek with the latest in his series of astrophotography talks, this time on "Is it really that colour?" That's the question I'm most frequently asked when showing my astrophotos to others. The problem…

HISTORY OF MT BURNETT (DR JOHN INNIS)

The Monash Observatory at Mt Burnett (approx 40 km east of Melbourne) was established in the early 1970's by Monash University. Originally overseen by the Science Faculty, it soon became a field station of the Physics Department, and has been operated and maintained by Departmental staff (academic and technical) and research students. Multicolour photoelectric photometry of selected southern variable stars has been carried out since the mid-1970's, using single channel instruments. The observatory is a small installation, both in terms of instrumentation and staff numbers. However, a variety of work has been undertaken. In the specific area of long term photometric studies of a small number of stars the work of the Observatory has been well received both nationally and internationally. The Observatory has also been used in the astronomy teaching programs of the Physics Department.

Open Day 2018

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Sunday 13th May 2018 - Radio Astronomy Group Meeting

The next scheduled Radio Astronomy Group (RAG) meeting will be 10am Sunday 13th May at MBO. Things to work on are: If the weather is good we will focus the second 21cm dish Investigate oddities about the 21cm receiver Try and understand the…