Monash Uni Astronomy Public Lecture - "The Enigmatic Type Ia Supernovae" - 12th March

An invitation to an open talk at Monash University on the 12th March: We invite you to the first instalment of The Monash Centre for Astrophysics Public Lecture Series for 2014. We are proud to present our speaker Dr. Christopher Tout of Cambridge…

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 21st February - James Murray - From Variable Stars to Aboriginal Astronomy

This Friday we will have our regular "Learning Friday". The presentation will be one which was previously scheduled but had to be postponed due to a Total Fire Ban closing the Observatory. Dr James Murray, Astrophysicist and our Outreach Officer…

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…

Friday 3rd January 2014 - Sky For The Month

This week at 8pm will be Perrys' regular Sky For The Month presentation, followed by supper and viewing through the MBO telescopes, weather permitting.  Come join us for the talk and for supper!

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…

Friday 8th November

This week we are very fortunate to have as our guest speaker the Director of the Comet Section of the British Astronomical Association, Richard Miles.  His topic for the evening will naturally be comets and how they and asteroids may have…

Friday 22nd of November

The third Annual General Meeting of Mount Burnett Observatory inc. will be held at the Observatory clubhouse (430 Paternoster Road) on Friday the 22nd of November at 7:30 pm. The purpose of the meeting is to receive annual reports and vote on…

Friday 4th October

This Friday Dr Russell Cockman will be giving a talk entitled "Sky Art – Vistas of the Night Sky".Synopsis: Dr Russell Cockman has been an avid astronomical observer and photographer for many years. In this talk he will present a selection…

Friday 30th August

This Friday will be an "Open Forum" night where questions relating to Astronomy and Cosmology can be asked (and perhaps answered, to the best of our abilities). Also, if you have any questions about your telescope or any other allied equipment,…