Outreach Team Finishes a Huge August Program

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The Outreach team had a massive month of events in August 2019. Nearly half the month had something on! We did: 7 scout groups 2 interest groups (adults) 1 private booking 1 Public Viewing night 1 Fashion shoot 1 Film shoot…

Sunday 18th August 2019 - Working Bee

S.O.S. to all M.B.O. members.  We have got lots of things to get completed and in ensuring the maintenance of the property and buildings are up kept.  Our goals are listed below: Outside works: Clean up the grounds i.e. removal of…

Australians Have a Chance to Name a Star and Exoplanet

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As part of the 100thAnniversary celebrations of the International Astronomical Union (IAU) every country in the world is being given the chance to name their own star and an orbiting exoplanet. This is the IAU100 Name ExoWorlds project. The…

MBO Visits the Avalon Air Show

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Two days, thousands of people, lots of very loud planes... and MBO! Our team of Jacquie, Peter, Romy and Tony did a wonderful job over the two days. MBO was invited by the State Government to join their pavilion and what an opportunity to showcase…

Observatory Closed Due to High Fire Danger: 1st to 2nd March 2019

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Dear members and friends, Mount Burnett Observatory closes when the Fire Weather is rated Severe or worse or when there is a Total Fire Ban called. Friday and Saturday are none of the above but the prolonged heat and dry spell mean that the…

Friday 14th September 2018 - Two Astronomy Video Lectures

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At 8pm this Friday we have two different science videos for our regular members night: Neil deGrasse Tyson - The Inexplicable Universe, Unsolved Mysteries, Ep 3 - Inexplicable Life. Join Professor Tyson on a fascinating investigation…

Friday 7th September 2018 - Sky For The Month with Perry Vlahos

8pm this coming Friday 7th September we have Perry Vlahos with his monthly round up of the nights sky for the coming month. There's still four bright planets in the September sky, but what else is going on? This Friday night, Perry will take…

Friday 31st August 2018 - Chris Samuel - MBO Radio Astronomy Group (RAG) update

8pm Friday 31st August we have our own Chris Samuel talking to us about the MBO RAG! The MBO Radio Astronomy Group has been going for a while now, but what have we actually been doing all this time?   Where are we up to now? …

Friday 24th August 2018 - Jacquie Milner - Beginners Night: Robotic Space Missions; Now and the Near Future

8pm this coming Friday 24th August 2018 we have Jacquie Milner giving another talk aimed at beginners, but enjoyable by all, this time about "Robotic Space Missions; Now and the Near Future"! We might not be sending humans any further than…