When can I visit the Observatory?

Members of the public need to either book a place on one of our Public Viewing nights or make a group booking. We also run occasional open days for which you don't need to book. There is great demand to come look through the telescopes and…

Behind the scenes at MBO

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Dear Mount Burnettigiri, School holidays are upon us, but things don’t stop at MBO. We have Young Observers coming up this Saturday and a Public Viewing session on Thursday. If the weather holds we hope to run our Astrotrail event around…

Saturday 6th April - Young Observers

The weather was kind to us for our April meeting but only a small group of Novae gathered (it was the start of school holidays) to finish off some work on the Periodic table. We tried an introduction to spectra, matching some mystery spectra…

Saturday 2nd March 2019 - Young Observers

Unfortunately the March meeting did not go ahead. Firstly we cancelled on the 2nd of March due to the dangerous fire conditions and the ongoing Bunyip National Park fire event, then the following week smoke from the fire filled the air and made…

Let there be light

Wow! Tonight's Public Viewing guests were treated to an amazing light show projected on to the main dome! This was a great hit with the visitors with many a photo opportunity being undertaken, I hope to see lots of them on Facebook #mbo…