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May 2019

The Dark Sky Renaissance: Astronomical Heritage

May 17, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm AEST
Ripponlea Estate elsternwick, victoria Australia + Google Map

The stars serve humanity as a source of awe, wonder, and science. Indigenous and non-Indigenous cultures have long used the stars to navigate, develop calendars, and understand our origins. Yet urban expansion is threatening our collective heritage with space and gradually washing away the stars in the sky, including those of the Southern Cross. The National Trust of Australia (Victoria) Dark Sky Renaissance event, co-presented by Australian Indigenous Astronomy and the National Trust of Australia (Victoria), will feature a lecture…

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Public Viewing Thursday 30th May (Sold Out)

May 30, 2019 @ 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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June 2019

Belgrave Lantern Parade

June 22, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm AEST
Belgrave

Our 12th annual Belgrave Lantern Parade promises another amazing celebration of creativity and community in the Hills. Each year the Lantern Parade brings together the community of the Hills in a celebration of friendship, light, warmth and creativity on the shortest day of winter. The street is reclaimed for the people and thousands flock to take part in one of best and biggest community-made spectacles as hundreds of lanterns line the main street, accompanied by drummers, dancers and performers of…

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July 2019

Public Viewing Thursday 4th July (Sold Out)

July 4, 2019 @ 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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Public Viewing Thursday 25th July (Sold Out)

July 25, 2019 @ 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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August 2019

Science in the Park – Coolart Wetlands and Homestead

August 11, 2019 @ 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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Immersive Science III: Astronomy for All Australians

August 17, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm AEST
Emerald Performing Arts Centre, 425 Belgrave-Gembrook Road
Emerald, VIC 3782 Australia
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Realise the power of stars, delve into the latest gravitational wave research, and explore the Universe—all without leaving town. Science communicators and researchers Associate Professor Alan Duffy and Dr Rebecca Allen return to share the latest wonders of Australian-led research in Astronomy through SciVR; an immersive astronomy experience enabled by a virtual reality (VR) smartphone app. Download the app for free, then come and join in our live viewing party event on Saturday 17 August as you explore the app…

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October 2019

Public Viewing (Sold Out)

October 17, 2019 @ 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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November 2019

Free Public Lecture: Everyone Welcome

November 1, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm AEDT
Emerald Secondary College, 425 Belgrave-Gembrook Rd
Emerald, VIC 3782 Australia
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Free

MBO and Emerald Secondary College are delighted to announce a free public lecture on Hawaiian astronomy by Professor Clive Ruggles. Please RSVP using the button below if you wish to attend. Ancient Hawaiian astronomy - star knowledge and temple orientations ABSTRACT: In the Hawaiian Islands prior to European contact, sky knowledge and lore played a huge role. Polynesians not only revered the practical skills used in navigation but also placed great importance upon carefully timed seasonal practices and rituals. The design…

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Public Viewing (Sold Out)

November 29, 2019 @ 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 and, weather permitting,  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 the…

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