Birthday Celebration 25th January 2014

Mount Burnett Observatory are very excited to announce an Open Day and Birthday celebration to mark the second anniversary of our official opening. The Observatory will be open to the public from 10am on Saturday the 25th of January with tours…

Friday 8th November

This week we are very fortunate to have as our guest speaker the Director of the Comet Section of the British Astronomical Association, Richard Miles.  His topic for the evening will naturally be comets and how they and asteroids may have…

Friday 22nd of November

The third Annual General Meeting of Mount Burnett Observatory inc. will be held at the Observatory clubhouse (430 Paternoster Road) on Friday the 22nd of November at 7:30 pm. The purpose of the meeting is to receive annual reports and vote on…

Friday 4th October

This Friday Dr Russell Cockman will be giving a talk entitled "Sky Art – Vistas of the Night Sky".Synopsis: Dr Russell Cockman has been an avid astronomical observer and photographer for many years. In this talk he will present a selection…

Friday 30th August

This Friday will be an "Open Forum" night where questions relating to Astronomy and Cosmology can be asked (and perhaps answered, to the best of our abilities). Also, if you have any questions about your telescope or any other allied equipment,…

Friday 23rd August

This week will be a follow on from a recent talk on John Dobson, presented by our very own dynamic duo Ken Beard and Barry Cleland. John Dobson is most notable for being the promoter of a design for a large, portable, low-cost Newtonian telescope…

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,…