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July 2019

Public Viewing Thursday 25th July (Sold Out)

July 25 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm AEST
Mount Burnett Observatory, 420 Paternoster rd
Mount Burnett, Victoria Australia
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We have designed our Public Viewings for members of the public who would like to visit the Observatory and see what we do, who we are, and  do some viewing of the night sky through our telescopes. You can check the latest Public Viewing dates and book tickets here Public Viewings cost $15 per adult, with $10 for concession card holders and children over 5 (children under 5 are free). All money raised goes towards the maintenance and preservation of…

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Deep Sky and Astrophotography Night

July 27 @ 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm AEST

Subject to the weather. Please keep watch on your emails and Facebook for updates closer to the time.

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August 2019

August Young Observers 2019

August 3 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm AEST

Young Observers is exclusive to Members Only. Please bring a plate of food along to share. Remember to dress appropriately for the cooler temperatures at night on the mountain and for the older Supernovae group a small red torch for outside work at the telescope is recommended if the weather is clear. Split times apply, so for the juniors (Novae, ages 4-9/10) we will start at 6:30pm - 7:15pm). The older juniors (Supernovae, ages 9/10-16) will run from 7:45pm -…

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Science in the Park – Coolart Wetlands and Homestead

August 11 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm AEST
Coolart Wetlands and Homestead, Lord Somers Road
Somers, VIC 3927 Australia
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Free hands-on science activities for all ages to celebrates National Science Week. Mount Burnett Observatory will be there with the "Mission Control" exhibition with space themed-activities (no telescopes, sorry) and our Moon-themed art from our new Astro Arts section. SWI.NU/NATSCIWK2019 Address: Lord Somers Road, Somers VIC 3927

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Deep Sky and Astrophotography Night

August 24 @ 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm AEST

Subject to the weather on the day. Please keep an eye on your emails and Facebook closer to the time.

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September 2019

September Young Observers 2019

September 7 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm AEST

Young Observers is exclusive to Members Only. Please bring a plate of food along to share. Remember to dress appropriately for the cooler temperatures at night on the mountain and for the older Supernovae group a small red torch for outside work at the telescope is recommended if the weather is clear. Split times apply, so for the juniors (Novae, ages 4-9/10) we will start at 6:30pm - 7:15pm). The older juniors (Supernovae, ages 9/10-16) will run from 7:45pm -…

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Get to Know Your Telescope

September 8 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm AEST

Do you have a telescope but you're not sure how to use it? This session is designed to help absolute beginners get past those hurdles that might be stopping you from getting results. You might notice it is in the daytime, not night time - this is so we can all see what we are doing! Registration will open in August.

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Beginner Dobsonian Training

September 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm AEST

For new members, to get familiar with the Dobsonian telescopes we keep in dome, so you can get them out on a Friday night members night and use them yourselves. You will learn the names of all the parts, how to carry the telescope around safely, how to align the finderscopes and how to change eyepieces, as well as how to get them out and pack them away.

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Deep Sky and Astrophotography Night

September 28 @ 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm AEST

Subject to weather on the day. Please keep an eye on your email and Facebook closer to the time.

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October 2019

October Young Observers 2019

October 5 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm AEST

Young Observers is exclusive to Members Only. Please bring a plate of food along to share. Remember to dress appropriately for the cooler temperatures at night on the mountain and for the older Supernovae group a small red torch for outside work at the telescope is recommended if the weather is clear. Split times apply, so for the juniors (Novae, ages 4-9/10) we will start at 6:30pm - 7:15pm). The older juniors (Supernovae, ages 9/10-16) will run from 7:45pm -…

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