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Friday 29th December 2017 – Two Astronomy Video Lectures

This coming Friday will be the video night postponed from 8 th December (video TBA). As this will be the last Members' Night for 2017, this will be a great opportunity to celebrate with good conversation and good food (please bring some nibbles)…
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Friday 22nd December 2017 – Jacquie Milner – Summer Solstice

This Friday 22nd December we have our own Jacquie Milner running our members night! It’s the longest day of the year this Friday, so come along to help celebrate “The Standing Still of the Sun” as well as find out what other…
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Friday 8th December 2017 – Dr Chris Flynn on “Fast Radio Bursts”

8pm Friday 8th December we have Dr Chris Flynn from Swinburne University of Technology talking to us about "Fast Radio Bursts" The UTMOST project is an upgrade of the Molonglo Radio Synthesis Telescope, sited near Bungendore in NSW, and…

Saturday 9nd December 2017 – Young Observers

Young Observers wrapped up their 2017 with a big party on the 9th December as both Novae and Supernovae groups joined together for the fun. We started with a craft activity to make some wool-wrapped “planets” and there were some wonderfully…
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Friday 24th November 2017 – New Dome Opening, AGM & Neil Creek on “Astrophotography Through a Telescope”

Dear Member of Mount Burnett Observatory, This is to provide notice of the society’s Annual General Meeting to be held on: Friday the 24th of November at 7pm at: Mount Burnett Observatory420 Paternoster Road Mount Burnett The AGM will…
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Friday 17th November 2017 – Ian Sullivan – Constellations, Their Origin and Development

8pm Friday 17th November Ian Sullivan (ASV & MPAS) will be our guest speaker, talking to us about "Constellations, Their Origin and Development": The naming of groups of stars in the night sky is traced through folklore, and the customs,…
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Saturday 11th November 2017 – Deep Sky Observing

The Deep-Sky Programme is a special night of astronomical observing for anybody interested in our brilliant Cosmos. We encourage anyone and everyone to visit the observatory on a Saturday evening with us to experience the wonders of the universe…

Saturday 4th November 2017 – Young Observers

Somebody forgot to tell the weather it was November and a very cold wind was blowing to greet the first group of Young Observers. James Murray brought along a big hoop that had some black Lycra stretched over it to represent space-time and…
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Friday 27th October 2017 – Prof. Jeff Cooke – Gravitational Waves, Cosmic Cataclysm and an Astronomical Gold Rush

Friday 27th October at Emerald Secondary College we are incredibly lucky to have Professor Jeff Cooke from Swinburne University of Technology and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery (OzGrav) coming to do a free public…
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Friday 20th October 2017 – Beginner’s Night: The Deep Sky

8pm Friday 20th October 2017 we have our own Jacquie Milner giving the latest in her series of beginners talks, this time on "The Deep Sky". So, you’ve got a telescope! You’ve looked at the Moon, and you’ve found Jupiter and…