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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 30th October 2015 - Techie Night

8pm this Friday will be a "Techie Night" which will be a free-form discussion on matters and equipment, astronomical with our hosts Ken and Ray.  Please bring along any astronomical equipment you may need help with, or any questions which…
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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…
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Presidents Message: A new project for a new dome!

Dear Mount Burnetterongs, This week we are embarking on what will be our most exciting and ambitious project since our launch four years ago. We are planning on building a new dome! For some time now it has been clear that the “chook shed”,…
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Sunday 18th October 2015 - Working Bee

10am Sunday 18th October is a working bee at MBO, we will be needing to mow the grass (again) which is a breeze with the two new self-propelled lawnmowers and clean up around the property as it's an early hot start to summer.
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Friday 16th October 2015 - Prof Leonie Walsh - Lead Scientist for Victoria

On Friday 16th October we are very honoured to have Victoria's Lead Scientist, Professor Leonie Walsh as our guest speaker. Find out about the future of Science and Engineering in this state, not to mention where STEM education could take you!…
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Friday 9th October 2015 - Two Astronomy Video Lectures

At 8pm this Friday we will be having two different science videos for your enjoyment and education: A Visual Guide to the Universe, Ep 6 - The Swan Nebula. Venture into a nearby spiral arm of the Milky Way galaxy, as imaged in infrared…