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…

Behind the scenes at MBO

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Dear Mount Burnettigiri, School holidays are upon us, but things don’t stop at MBO. We have Young Observers coming up this Saturday and a Public Viewing session on Thursday. If the weather holds we hope to run our Astrotrail event around…

Let there be light

Wow! Tonight's Public Viewing guests were treated to an amazing light show projected on to the main dome! This was a great hit with the visitors with many a photo opportunity being undertaken, I hope to see lots of them on Facebook #mbo…

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…
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MBO CLOSED WEEKEND 27-28th JANUARY - FIRE DANGER

Dear members, An executive decision has been made, that in line with our safety policy, MBO events planned for this coming weekend are cancelled due to the fire risk. The observatory will be closed to all activities which had been planned for…
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MBO at PAVE Festival at Emerald for #StargazingABC

MBO will be at Emerald Secondary College for the PAVE Festival in Emerald from 5pm-10pm, our small contribution to #StargazingABC!  Come join us, it's free! The festivities begin at "The Moon and Beyond" @MBObservatory @EmSecCollege…