Outreach Team Finishes a Huge August Program

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The Outreach team had a massive month of events in August 2019. Nearly half the month had something on! We did: 7 scout groups 2 interest groups (adults) 1 private booking 1 Public Viewing night 1 Fashion shoot 1 Film shoot…
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Sunday 18th August 2019 - Working Bee

S.O.S. to all M.B.O. members.  We have got lots of things to get completed and in ensuring the maintenance of the property and buildings are up kept.  Our goals are listed below: Outside works: Clean up the grounds i.e. removal of…

Australians Have a Chance to Name a Star and Exoplanet

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As part of the 100thAnniversary celebrations of the International Astronomical Union (IAU) every country in the world is being given the chance to name their own star and an orbiting exoplanet. This is the IAU100 Name ExoWorlds project. The…

MBO Visits the Avalon Air Show

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Two days, thousands of people, lots of very loud planes... and MBO! Our team of Jacquie, Peter, Romy and Tony did a wonderful job over the two days. MBO was invited by the State Government to join their pavilion and what an opportunity to showcase…
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Friday 31st August 2018 - Chris Samuel - MBO Radio Astronomy Group (RAG) update

8pm Friday 31st August we have our own Chris Samuel talking to us about the MBO RAG! The MBO Radio Astronomy Group has been going for a while now, but what have we actually been doing all this time?   Where are we up to now? …
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Friday 24th August 2018 - Jacquie Milner - Beginners Night: Robotic Space Missions; Now and the Near Future

8pm this coming Friday 24th August 2018 we have Jacquie Milner giving another talk aimed at beginners, but enjoyable by all, this time about "Robotic Space Missions; Now and the Near Future"! We might not be sending humans any further than…
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7pm Tuesday 14th August: National Science Week Talk at Emerald Secondary College: Exoplanets!

As part of the celebrations of this years National Science Week at 7pm Tuesday 14th August at Emerald Second College we have Dr Laurent Pueyo from the Space Telescope Science Institute comig to talk about exoplanets! Laurent Pueyo is an astronomer…
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6:30pm Thursday 16th August 2018 - National Science Week "Science in VR" Regional Viewing Party

NOTE: THIS EVENT IS AT EMERALD SECONDARY COLLEGE NOT MBO! On Thursday 16 August 2018 as part of National Science Week at 6:30pm Emerald Secondary College and Mount Burnett Observatory are hosting a regional viewing party for the Science in VR…
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Friday 27th July 2018 - Jacquie Milner - Beginners Night: The Moon

8pm this Friday we have Jacquie Milner running the latest in her great series of beginners talks, this month it's that old chestnut The Moon! The Moon is always there, but how often do look at it? I mean, really look at it? Let’s take…
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Friday 6th July 2018 - Jacquie Milner - Sky for the Month

8pm Friday 6th July is our next members night. As Perry is away Jacquie Milner will present this July's "Sky for the Month" talk! We have a big month ahead of us with plenty to see in the sky. There will be a total lunar eclipse on the same…