Friday 18th January 2013

This Friday night is MBO Q & A. Members can ask/discuss any questions of an astronomical or MBO nature. This will be followed by the next Fillipenko lecture. As always there will be supper and observing with the Observatory's portable telescopes.…

Friday 11th January

Friday the 11th of January has been declared a day of Total Fire Ban. Mount Burnett Observatory will be closed and members' night cancelled. Stay safe. MBO

Dobsonian Telescope Training Course 2013

A training course to learn to use the Observatory’s 8-inch and 10-inch Dobsonian telescopes will be run in the very near future at the MBO. This course is now fully booked. If you would like to pre-register for the next course (scheduled for…

Friday 4th January

Members night this Friday night has been cancelled as it is a day of Total Fire Ban. The CFA website is here. Stay safe!  

Observatory Closed Friday 24 August

Following a most successful series of presentations at MBO throughout last week for Science Week, the heavy rain and increased traffic of cars has unfortunately made a mess of the driveway and grassed parking area around the observatory. Reluctantly,…

Members Night Friday 27th July

  Following on from last Friday’s talk, this week our President - Perry Vlahos, will give Part 2 of his illustrated presentation entitled “Observing the Solar System”. If you don’t know where to find the planets, how Venus can be…

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…

Transit of Venus

Members of Mount Burnett Observatory, Emerald U3A and Yarra Ranges U3A will be gathering at Emerald U3A, 402 Main Street (Belgrave-Gembrook Rd), Emerald at 8AM on Wednesday 6th June with telescopes set up for solar viewing/projection.  Come…

Telescope Opening Tonight

The Opening Night is now fully booked. Members and invited guests only. Stay tuned for future events.