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…

Behind the scenes at MBO

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Dear Mount Burnettigiri, School holidays are upon us, but things don’t stop at MBO. We have Young Observers coming up this Saturday and a Public Viewing session on Thursday. If the weather holds we hope to run our Astrotrail event around…

Let there be light

Wow! Tonight's Public Viewing guests were treated to an amazing light show projected on to the main dome! This was a great hit with the visitors with many a photo opportunity being undertaken, I hope to see lots of them on Facebook #mbo…
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MBO at PAVE Festival at Emerald for #StargazingABC

MBO will be at Emerald Secondary College for the PAVE Festival in Emerald from 5pm-10pm, our small contribution to #StargazingABC!  Come join us, it's free! The festivities begin at "The Moon and Beyond" @MBObservatory @EmSecCollege…
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Book review: "Cosmic Symmetry Shattered" by Michael D. Lemonick

MBO has an extensive library which is available to members and one member, Martin Mebalds, has kindly taken the time to review another title that he has been reading. Cosmic symmetry shattered by Nicholas Mee - review by Martin Mebalds…
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MBO "Seeing Stars" Astrophotography Exhibition "Peoples Choice" award winners!

The Yarra Ranges Regional Museum has announced on Twitter the "Peoples Choice" award winners from the our recent "Seeing Stars" astrophotography exhibition. Congratulations to Neil Creek and Logan Nicholson for winning the poll of over 500 voters!…
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Book review: "The Georgian Star" by Michael D. Lemonick

MBO has an extensive library which is available to members and one member, Martin Mebalds, has kindly taken the time to review a title that he has been reading. The Georgian Star by Michael D. Lemonick - review by Martin Mebalds - shelved under…