Friday 1st June

Dear Members and friends,This Friday we will have a talk from Steve Roberts entitled "The Moon Hoax - An illustrated, light-hearted, but scientific rundown of the evidence which proves, despite a popular belief to the contrary, that the Moon…

Friday the 24th of May

This Friday sees the return of our incredibly popular viewing nights. The telescopes will be out in force (and the weather forecast looks good) so bring your woollen hat and gloves and enjoy a tour of the autumn sky.

Friday the 17th of May

What an exciting couple of weeks! The annular eclipse last Friday, Eurovision over the weekend, but we are over the Moon to be able to announce a special offering this Friday at Mount Burnett. We will be showing the last ever interview…

Astro Fest 2013

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

Friday 5th April

This Friday's guest speaker will be Dr Rosemary Mardling ( http://users.monash.edu.au/~ro/ ) of Monash University with a talk entitled Extrasolar Planets: The state of the art - It will be an overview of the exciting things being discovered…

Friday 22nd March

This Friday we are very lucky to be able to host Professor Andrew Prentice from Monash University who will be speaking on "Insights into the formation of our Solar System gained from the Messenger, Dawn and Cassini-Huygens space missions". This…

Friday 15th March 2013

This Friday, Chris Rudge (of the Astronomical Society of Victoria) will be giving a talk that he has prepared and given to the ASV Juniors recently entitled "Our Backyard, Astronomically Speaking - Distances, Sizes and Speeds in the Universe" …

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.