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November 2019

Public Viewing (Sold Out)

November 29, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm AEDT
Mount Burnett Observatory, 420 Paternoster rd
Mount Burnett, Victoria Australia
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We have designed our Public Viewings for members of the public who would like to visit the Observatory and see what we do and, weather permitting,  do some viewing of the night sky through our telescopes. You can check the latest Public Viewing dates and book tickets here Public Viewings cost $15 per adult, with $10 for concession card holders and children over 5 (children under 5 are free). All money raised goes towards the maintenance and preservation of the…

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December 2019

Public Viewing (Sold Out)

December 3, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm AEDT
Mount Burnett Observatory, 420 Paternoster rd
Mount Burnett, Victoria Australia
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We have designed our Public Viewings for members of the public who would like to visit the Observatory and see what we do and, weather permitting,  do some viewing of the night sky through our telescopes. You can check the latest Public Viewing dates and book tickets here Public Viewings cost $15 per adult, with $10 for concession card holders and children over 5 (children under 5 are free). All money raised goes towards the maintenance and preservation of the…

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Connecting the Public to the Night Sky Workshop

December 7, 2019
Mount Burnett Observatory, 420 Paternoster rd
Mount Burnett, Victoria Australia
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On the 7th of December 2019, Mt Burnett Observatory, an astronomy association in the Dandenong Ranges east of Melbourne, will host a one-day workshop. The day will be a series of practical workshops, keynotes, talks and group discussions aiming to share knowledge, experiences and methods to connect informal/public and out-of-school communities and individual members of the public to the night-sky. The day will run on two themes, 1) Making and contributing astronomical measurements and 2) Tools for engaging the general…

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January 2020

A Night at the Observatory – (Sold Out)

January 2 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm AEDT
Mount Burnett Observatory, 420 Paternoster rd
Mount Burnett, Victoria Australia
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We have designed our Nights at the Observatory for members of the public who would like to visit the Observatory and see what we do and, weather permitting,  do some viewing of the night sky through our telescopes. You can check the latest dates and book tickets here. Tickets book out incredibly quickly so if you miss out this time make sure you join our wait list (by clicking the button below) to get early warning of the next sessions.…

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A Night at the Observatory – (Sold Out)

January 7 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm AEDT
Mount Burnett Observatory, 420 Paternoster rd
Mount Burnett, Victoria Australia
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We have designed our Nights at the Observatory for members of the public who would like to visit the Observatory and see what we do and, weather permitting,  do some viewing of the night sky through our telescopes. You can check the latest dates and book tickets here. Tickets book out incredibly quickly so if you miss out this time make sure you join our wait list (by clicking the button below) to get early warning of the next sessions.…

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A Night at the Observatory – (Sold Out)

January 11 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm AEDT
Mount Burnett Observatory, 420 Paternoster rd
Mount Burnett, Victoria Australia
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We have designed our Nights at the Observatory for members of the public who would like to visit the Observatory and see what we do and, weather permitting,  do some viewing of the night sky through our telescopes. You can check the latest dates and book tickets here. Tickets book out incredibly quickly so if you miss out this time make sure you join our wait list (by clicking the button below) to get early warning of the next sessions.…

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Open Day (Shifted to Mar 14)

January 18

The Observatory Open Day has been shifted to March 14th.

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March 2020

Observatory Open Day

March 14 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm AEDT

Ever wanted to see an operational astronomical observatory? Do you have a telescope that you cannot work? Are you interested in learning more about astronomy? Come along to our annual Observatory Open Day from 11am to 3pm. We will have solar and radio telescopes in operation (weather permitting) and lots of fun and informative activities for the family. Entry: $5 per adult and $2 per child. This buys you a snag at our all day BBQ, a bottle of water,…

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June 2020

Solar Eclipse telecast from Irkutsk, Russia

June 21 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm AEST

On behalf of Irkutsk Regional Astronomical Organisation (IRAO) and Irkutsk Planetarium, we offer Mount Burnett Observatory and all Australian amateur astronomers the opportunity to look with Irkutsk eyes and telescopes at the Solar Eclipse. The eclipse lasts for 2 hours and 3 minutes in Irkutsk. It starts at 6:20 UT (4:20pm Melbourne time), maximum phase (0.33) at 7:22 UT (5:22pm Melbourne), and last contact at 8:23 UT (6:23pm Melbourne). The event broadcast will include Russian and English narrative, views through…

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September 2020

Special Event (A virtual night at the observatory)

September 4 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm AEST
Facebook Live Australia

Join us on Facebook Live for the premiere  of the new MBO Outreach Show "A virtual night at the observatory" This will be streamed on Facebook Live https://www.facebook.com/events/626406391636176 The session starts at 7:30pm  

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