Friday 28th February – Dr Richard Beare – “Star Lives”

On Friday 28th at 8pm Dr Richard Beare, a postraduate student in astrophysics from Monash University, will be talking on "Star Lives" and explains the birth, life and death of stars of different masses. Following the presentation, there will…

Friday 31st January 2014 – Harrison Clock

This Friday night it is time for our monthly Tech Talk with Ken Beard.  He will be showing a video about the "Harrison Clock" ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Harrison ) followed by a discussion about what we have just seen. Weather…

Birthday Celebration 25th January 2014

Mount Burnett Observatory are very excited to announce an Open Day and Birthday celebration to mark the second anniversary of our official opening. The Observatory will be open to the public from 10am on Saturday the 25th of January with tours…

Astro Fest 2013

Mount Burnett Observatory, in partnership with CAASTRO (the ARC Centre for Excellence for All Sky Astrophysics) and Scientists in Schools  held our first Astrofest in 2013. Over two days 530 students from five local primary schools…

Science Week 2012

Mt Burnett Observatory in association with CAASTRO (the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for All Sky Astrophysics) is proud to present our first National Science Week event.   Each night from Monday 13th…

History of Mt Burnett (Dr John Innis)

The Monash Observatory at Mt Burnett (approx 40 km east of Melbourne) was established in the early 1970's by Monash University. Originally overseen by the Science Faculty, it soon became a field station of the Physics Department, and has been operated and maintained by Departmental staff (academic and technical) and research students.