IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: All visits are suspended as of 16th March 2020 due to the corona virus emergency. We will resume activities as soon as it is safe to do so.

Visiting MBO

Mount Burnett Observatory offers a range of experiences for individuals and groups.

For individuals and small groups we recommend our “Night at the Observatory” sessions which are described here.

Schools and community groups can book the observatory for a night. If you want to know more about a “Group Visit” please email us at

Individuals can also book the observatory for a night for what we call a “Private Viewing Session” with just you and your friends and two of our expert guides. More information on these sessions can be found here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you charge for parking?

Parking is free for members and visitors to our exclusive Outreach events. We do have limited space and parking is not suitable for buses and other large vehicles.

When can I visit the Observatory?

Members of the public need to either book a place on one of our Public Viewing nights or make a group booking. We also run occasional open days for which you don’t need to book.

There is great demand to come look through the telescopes and we are constantly looking at ways to satisfy this demand without overloading our wonderful volunteers.

MBO membership is $50 and is cost effective if you think you will come back more than once. There is also no waiting list for membership.

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