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Friday 26th December 2014 - Christmas Party

Boxing Day Friday at 8pm will be the annual Mount Burnett Observatory Christmas Party.  Too much Christmas Pud for lunch? Socks and undies in the stocking again? All is not lost for Perry and James will be hosting the annual "Mince Pies…
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Friday 19th December 2014 - National Science Week Video - "Indigenous astronomy of Melbourne and Victoria"

Friday at 8pm Lindsay will show another video of the talks from our National Science Week 2014 events for those who may have missed the talks. This week will be the video of Dr Duane Hamacher's talk on the Indigenous astronomy of Melbourne…
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Friday 12th December 2014 - Alex Filipenko video lecture "The Intrinsic Brightness of Stars"

At 8pm this Friday we will see the next in our continuing series of Understanding the Universe, an Introduction to Astronomy by Alex Filipenko.  This lecture is number 44 entitled "The Intrinsic Brightness of Stars".  Apparent…
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Friday 21st November 2014: National Science Week Video - "The Square Kilometre Array (SKA)"

Friday at 8pm Lindsay will show another video of the talks from our National Science Week 2014 events for those members who may have missed the talks. This week will be the video of Dr Ewan Barr's talk about the massive Square Kilometre Array…
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Friday 14th November - Alex Filipenko video lecture "Stars - Distant Suns"

At 8pm this Friday we will see the next in our continuing series of Understanding the Universe, an Introduction to Astronomy by Alex Filipenko.  This lecture is number 43 entitled "Stars - Distant Suns".  A voyage to another star would…
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CAASTRO Poster About National Science Week 2014 with MBO

CAASTRO, the ARC Centre of Excellence for All-sky Astrophysics, has produced the below poster documenting their involvement with the Mount Burnett Observatory for the National Science Week 2014 "Stars in the Yarra Ranges" events.  We had…
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Friday 28th November 2014 - AGM (7pm) and Daniel Armstrong "Art and the Cosmos" (8pm)

You are invited to attend and participate in the fourth Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Mount Burnett Observatory Inc. which will be held at the Observatory at 7pm on Friday 28th of November 2014. Mount Burnett Observatory was formed on July…
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Friday 31st October 2014 - Marilyn Comerford - History and astronomical significance of Halloween

This Friday at 8pm our own Marilyn Comerford will be giving a presentation about the history and astronomical significance of Halloween.  Fancy dress is recommended but not obligatory! Following the talk and supper, there will be viewing…
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Scenes from "Stars in the Yarra Ranges" - MBO National Science Week 2014 with CAASTRO

Our first video on our new Youtube channel is available, it is a collection of scenes from our National Science Week 2014 event "Stars in the Yarra Ranges" held in conjunction with CAASTRO, the ARC Centre of Excellence for All-sky Astrophysics.…
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Friday 24th October 2014 - Dr Ewan Barr

At 8pm this Friday 24th October 2014 we have a special guest speaker, Dr Ewan Barr. For those who were fortunate to see and hear Ewan during Science Week, will know that he is an exremely engaging and entertaining speaker, passionate about our…