A community run Astronomical treasure in the Dandenongs.
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Your guided tour of the night sky under the dome
Volunteer-run, funded by members & donations
Radio Astronomy, Deep Sky & Astrophotography
Special programs for Young Observers 5-16yrs
Mount Burnett Observatory Inc. is a not-for-profit astronomical society based at Mount Burnett in the Dandenong Ranges east of Melbourne. The Observatory was originally built in 1972 by Monash University.
In 2011 the site was formally taken over by our organisation and it now has a new life as a community observatory. Our aim is to preserve the facility and to use it to promote astronomy and science to the broader community.
Such a great experience with passionate and knowledgeable individuals.
Our 7 year old was totally enchanted! Thank you for an amazing evening!!
Thanks so much to the wonderful and clever volunteers at this hidden jewel. What better way to see Diamonds in the Sky between an Emerald and a Gem.
We had an amazing time last night. Kids learnt so much and all the team were very keen to teach and share their knowledge.
Such a great experience. Amazing volunteers who share their passion of the sky and all that is in it.
Our monthly program designed specifically for children up to 16. Hands-on, fun and education for the whole family.
We love Space and love to share the love! Outreach is a fantastic team of volunteers.
Did you know you can also listen to the cosmos? Find out more about Radio Astronomy and join our group!
Find out where we will be, out in the community next. Don’t forget to come and say “Hi!”.
Membership gives you 12 months unlimited access to MBO facilities, resources, library and special members events and offers.
MBO is run by volunteers and supported by our members.
You can support MBO with your donations
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UGC 12591: The Fastest Rotating Galaxy Known - via @apod from NASA https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/
Orion over the Central Bohemian Highlands - via @apod from NASA https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/
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