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October 2019

Public Viewing (Sold Out)

October 17 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm AEDT
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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Pro-Am Science Workshop with Mike Fitzgerald

October 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm AEDT
Mount Burnett Observatory, 420 Paternoster rd
Mount Burnett, Victoria Australia
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Workshop No. 3 No experience necessary! Bring your own laptop for hands-on experience. As you may have heard, Mt Burnett Observatory is hosting a workshop day at Emerald College on the 7th of December 2019. The keynote speaker will be Stella Kafka, Director of the American Association of Variable Star Observers, one the world’s premiere associations where amateurs can undertake, submit and publish their own observations. The focus of the workshop day in December is on ways to enable and…

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November 2019

November Young Observers 2019

November 2 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm AEDT

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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Pro-Am Science Workshop with Mike Fitzgerald

November 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm AEDT
Mount Burnett Observatory, 420 Paternoster rd
Mount Burnett, Victoria Australia
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Workshop No. 4 No experience necessary! Bring your own laptop for hands-on experience. As you may have heard, Mt Burnett Observatory is hosting a workshop day at Emerald College on the 7th of December 2019. The keynote speaker will be Stella Kafka, Director of the American Association of Variable Star Observers, one the world’s premiere associations where amateurs can undertake, submit and publish their own observations. The focus of the workshop day in December is on ways to enable and…

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December 2019

Connecting the Public to the Night Sky Workshop

December 7
Emerald Secondary College, 425 Belgrave-Gembrook Rd
Emerald, VIC 3782 Australia
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On the 7th of December 2019, Mt Burnett Observatory, an astronomy association in the Dandenong Ranges east of Melbourne, will host a one-day workshop at Emerald Secondary College. The day will be a series of practical workshops, keynotes, talks and group discussions aiming to share knowledge, experiences and methods to connect informal/public and out-of-school communities and individual members of the public to the night-sky. The day will run on two themes, 1) Making and contributing astronomical measurements and 2) Tools…

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December Young Observers 2019

December 7 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm AEDT

This will be our last meeting of the year and our end of year party. There is no meeting in January. 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. Hope to see you there! Jacquie and…

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