Saturday 2nd February 2019 - Young Observers

It was great to see so many familiar faces back at Young Observers on Saturday to start the year off, and we also welcomed some new ones. We weren’t able to do any viewing with telescopes because of daylight savings but we still had plenty…

Saturday 1st December 2018 - Young Observers

A good crowd of happy kids filled the cabin for our end of year party which started with a quiz. Nearly all the questions were answered (with a little help) then it off to the dome for a festive laser light show. After some food the kids stuck…

Saturday 3rd November 2018 - Young Observers

A good crowd of Novae turned up for the first session of Young Observers on Saturday night where we looked at how high the sky was (the layers of our atmosphere) and then compared the atmospheres of the other planets in the solar system using…

Saturday 6th October 2018 - Young Observers

The sky was beautifully clear for the last dark night of Young Observers for 2018, so we made the most of it by getting the telescopes out and doing lots of observing! With four planets to see there was lots to do as well. The older Supernovae…

Saturday 1st September 2018 - Young Observers

We had a very small group of Novae Young Observers this time around but we still took a look at the weather on other planets, particularly on Venus and Mars. The regular crowd turned up for the Supernovae session afterwards and we took a look…

MBO Visits the Avalon Air Show

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Two days, thousands of people, lots of very loud planes... and MBO! Our team of Jacquie, Peter, Romy and Tony did a wonderful job over the two days. MBO was invited by the State Government to join their pavilion and what an opportunity to showcase…

Observatory Closed Due to High Fire Danger: 1st to 2nd March 2019

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Dear members and friends, Mount Burnett Observatory closes when the Fire Weather is rated Severe or worse or when there is a Total Fire Ban called. Friday and Saturday are none of the above but the prolonged heat and dry spell mean that the…