Friday 26th July

This week, Ken Beard and Barry Cleland will be giving a talk and presentation on John Dobson. He is most notable for being the promoter of a design for a large, portable low-cost Newtonian telescope that bears his name. and for his avid promotion…

Friday 19th July

This Friday James Murray will give a talk entitled "New Horizons" that summarises an eventful week in astronomy. A massive new radio telescope has been launched, radio bursts from the edge of the universe discovered, and a mission to Pluto has…

Friday 5th July

This Fridays' Members' Night will see Barry Cleland running an interactive Q & A to try to answer some of the following deep questions: What is a gaseous nebula and how are star formed. Give examples. Open Star Clusters – What are…

Winter Solstice

Our winter solstice (Friday June 21st) meeting features a talk by Jim Katsifolis entitled: "Amateur Astrophotography in the Suburbs - Telescopes, Webcams and Planets" Summary: Imaging celestial objects from the suburbs offers many challenges,…

Friday 1st June

Dear Members and friends,This Friday we will have a talk from Steve Roberts entitled "The Moon Hoax - An illustrated, light-hearted, but scientific rundown of the evidence which proves, despite a popular belief to the contrary, that the Moon…

Friday the 24th of May

This Friday sees the return of our incredibly popular viewing nights. The telescopes will be out in force (and the weather forecast looks good) so bring your woollen hat and gloves and enjoy a tour of the autumn sky.

Friday the 17th of May

What an exciting couple of weeks! The annular eclipse last Friday, Eurovision over the weekend, but we are over the Moon to be able to announce a special offering this Friday at Mount Burnett. We will be showing the last ever interview…

Astro Fest 2013

Mount Burnett Observatory, in partnership with CAASTRO (the ARC Centre for Excellence for All Sky Astrophysics) and Scientists in Schools recently held our first Astrofest. Over two days 530 students from five local primary schools…

Friday 5th April

This Friday's guest speaker will be Dr Rosemary Mardling ( http://users.monash.edu.au/~ro/ ) of Monash University with a talk entitled Extrasolar Planets: The state of the art - It will be an overview of the exciting things being discovered…

Friday 22nd March

This Friday we are very lucky to be able to host Professor Andrew Prentice from Monash University who will be speaking on "Insights into the formation of our Solar System gained from the Messenger, Dawn and Cassini-Huygens space missions". This…