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Friday 1st January 2016 – New Years Celebration (Xmas Party take 2)

Our previous attempt at a Christmas & Solstice party was cancelled due to severe fire danger and a total fire ban so we get to have a second attempt on Friday 1st January as a new years celebration instead! Please bring along a plate of…
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8:30pm Saturday 9th January 2016 – Deep Sky Observing

NOTICE: this event has been rescheduled to the 9th January due to poor weather forecast for 2nd January. This coming Deep-Sky Session will be a special one indeed - and everyone is certainly encouraged to attend! We will be hosting a Star Party…
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Presidents Message: MBO “Young Prime” Science Prize at Emerald Secondary College

Dear Mount Burnettavistas, I am very pleased to write about a plan that has come to fruition. About six months ago one of our newest members donated a sum of money to fund a science prize at one of the local schools. So this week my colleague…
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7pm Saturday 5th December 2015 – Deep Sky Observing

Dear enthusiastic Deep-Sky Observers, Ladies and Gentlemen, I have some good news pertaining to the expansion of my illustrious Deep-Sky Programme; We will be welcoming Astrophotography to the event with the guidance of our lovely Roslyn Gupta!…
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Christmas Hamper Raffle 2015

At last nights AGM the 2015 Christmas Hamper Raffle was announced by Marilyn, this year in support of our new dome project. Tickets are just $2 each for a chance to win this great hamper, and you can get them directly from Marilyn at Members…
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Friday 20th November 2015 – Terry Moon – Chook House Astronomy

8pm Friday 20th November we have former MBO observer and Monash University PhD researcher Dr Terry Moon speaking on Chook House Astronomy - Terry now lives interstate and this will be his first visit to MBO in its new guise. Lets give him a…
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Friday 27th November 2015 – Annual General Meeting and Guest Speaker Peter Lake

Dear member of Mount Burnett Observatory, this is to provide notice of the society’s Annual General Meeting to be held on: Friday the 27th of November at 7pm at: Mount Burnett Observatory420 Paternoster Road Mount Burnett The meeting will…
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Last call for votes for IAU NameExoWorlds competition

The International Astronomical Union voting for their NameExoWorlds competition that MBO is participating in will be closing this weekend (MBO solicited suggestions for entries from members of the public as part of National Science Week 2014).…
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Friday 23rd October 2015 – Astro Open Mike

This Friday we will be having an open mike night where you can bring along anything of an astronomical nature that you would like to share. It may be a family heirloom, a unique photo or object, or even a personal experience that may have had…
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7:30pm Saturday 21st November 2015 – MBO Quiz Night

On Saturday 21st November (7:30pm) come along to MBO and pit your wits against the boffins. Test your astronomy smarts. Can you name all the moon's of Saturn? Can you tell your dilithium crystals from your Sith lords? See who has really been…