Mount Burnett Observatory
Making the wonders of astronomy accessible for all
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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 by Monash University in 1972. Staff and students used the telescopes at Mount Burnett for many years, but as astronomy entered the digital era the analogue equipment at the Observatory was superseded by larger, more modern telescopes elsewhere. When MBO inc.was formed in 2011, the observatory had not been used for several years.
Mount Burnett Observatory is now the focus of a thriving community of astronomers of all ages, drawn together by a common love of learning about the night sky and the objects in it,
MBO acknowledges that the observatory is built on the lands of the Wurundjeri people and the Bunurong people of the South East Kulin nation.