Friday 4th July 2014 - Clint Jeffrey on "Radio Astronomy within the Astronomical Society of Victoria"

NOTE: Our new entrance is up and running.  It is now at 420 Paternoster Road (our official address).  We have yet to put up a permanent sign and letter box, but they are not too far away.  Turn into the driveway for #418 (clearly…

Friday 27th June 2014 - Peter Nelson on "An Introduction to Variable Stars and Novae and how to observe them visually"

IMPORTANT: Advice from the driveway contractor is that the new driveway for MBO will be ready for this Friday's meeting. The plan is that it will be inspected late Friday afternoon and if ok, the MBO sign will be placed at the new turnoff…

Friday 23rd May - Mike Thompson - "Astrophotography"

Our guest speaker this Friday at 8pm is Mike Thompson who, together with Chris Rudge (one of our speakers from last year) run the Junior Section at the Astronomical Society of Victoria.  He will be talking to us about astrophotography this…

Friday 9th May - Dr John Innis - "Mount Burnett 1982 - 1987. A retrospective view"

This Friday, a special treat!  Our guest speaker is Dr John Innis, who will be telling us what "our" Observatory was like in its heyday. The title of his talk is: Mount Burnett 1982 - 1987. A retrospective view. John Innis completed…

Friday 2nd May - Charlotte Swart - "Binary Stars, A Journey Together"

Friday 2nd May at 8pm one of our own members, Charlotte Swart, will present a talk entitled "Binary Stars, A Journey Together" The talk will cover: Discussion of study resources, books and websites Reasons for studying binary stars Terminology…

Tuesday 29th April - Partial Solar Eclipse - Emerald, VIC

There is a partial eclipse of the Sun that will be visible from Melbourne on Tuesday 29th April and Mt Burnett Observatory will be outside the Emerald Community Centre on the main street of Emerald (opposite Mitre10) with equipment to view the…

Friday 25th April 2014 - Jon Oxer talks on doing science experiments in orbit with CubeSats

This Friday at 8pm, we are fortunate in having Jonathan Oxer giving us a talk about his involvement in the ArdusSat and CubeSat projects! Running an experiment in space usually requires custom hardware to be launched into orbit at enormous cost.…

Saturday 12th April - MBO at Emerald PAVE Festival, Young Observers Club Meeting at MBO

The Mount Burnett Observatory will be taking our portable telescopes to the PAVE festival in Emerald on Saturday 12th April at Emerald Secondary College between 6pm and 7pm with Young Observers to follow at the Observatory from 7:30pm!

Friday 4th April 2014 - Barry Cleland on Keplers Laws

8pm this Friday at Mount Burnett we are proud to present our very own Barry Cleland who will bring Kepler's laws to life by demonstrating how to calculate Jupiter's mass using nothing more than a ruler, the free planetarium software Stellarium,…

Friday 21st February - James Murray - "Chaos in the Solar System"

This Friday at 8pm we will have our regular "Learning Friday". Dr James Murray, Astrophysicist and our Outreach Officer will present on "Chaos in the Solar System": Anybody who has taken a small child shopping will instinctively understand that…