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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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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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Voting Opens for IAU NameExoWorlds Competition

Good news, the International Astronomical Union has opened voting for their NameExoWorlds competition that MBO is participating in, having solicited suggestions from members of the public as part of National Science Week 2014. In June Mount…
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National Science Week Video – Dr Duane Hamacher – “Under Indigenous Skies”

At our National Science Week 2014 event of Friday 22nd August 2014 one of our two speakers for the night was Dr Duane Hamacher from the Nura Gili Indigenous Programs Unit at the University of New South Wales, talking about the Indigenous…
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MBO hosts AIPP Astrophotography Workshop

On Sunday 17th May MBO played host to the Victorian branch of Australian Institute of Professional Photographers event "Starry Starry Night (Shooting Stars) with Andrew Campbell". Here is the group photo that was posted to the AIPP VIC Facebook…
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A visit to Bright Astronomy Club

Recently one of our outreach team, Sue McArthur, visited the Bright Astronomy Club in northeastern Victoria. Here is her report: Last week I visited Bright Astronomy Club. They are a small club of around 15 members, but are very active in the…
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Lunar Eclipse April 2015 round up

Last night we had an open night for the last total lunar eclipse until 2018! Some people turned up early and were rather excited. :-) .@MBObservatory zOMG so much 4yo excitement! Space PJs, NASA coveralls, we are GO! pic.twitter.com/bY33Oy3hnN…