Visiting MBO

MBO’s onsite programs for the public, schools and scouts have all resumed.

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

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 info@mbo.org.au.

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.

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

Scouts and Schools

Our Schools and Scouts program relaunched in 2022 with content that follows the school and scout curriculum. Sessions are designed to include viewing when conditions allow but always provide a rich experience for the children. For more details please as about a “Schools Program” at info@mbo.org.au.

Private Viewings

Would you like to book the observatory for the exclusive use of you and your family and friends for the night? MBO Private Viewings involve two trained guides taking you and your guests on an approximately two hour tour of the night sky using the 45 cm Jeffrey telescope. For more details email  info@mbo.org.au.

Visiting MBO

As of January 2022 MBO’s public onsite program has resumed with covid-19 protocols in place for all events.

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

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 info@mbo.org.au.

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.

For individuals and small groups we recommend our “Night at the Observatory” sessions which are described here. These are yet to restart in 2022 as we are currently training a new cadre of volunteers to support the program. We anticipate running sessions in the second half of 2022.

Scouts and Schools

From 2022 schools will be able to subscribe to our online program to get access to a range of programs aimed at different age levels. For more details please as about a “Schools Program” at info@mbo.org.au.

Private Viewings

Would you like to book the observatory for you and your family and friends for the night? MBO Private Viewings involve two trained guides taking you on an approximately two hour tour of the night sky using the 45 cm Jeffrey telescope. For more details email  info@mbo.org.au.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Upcoming Events

Observatory booked for private function

September 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm AEDT Mount Burnett Observatory

Public Night at the Observatory

October 1 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm AEST $10.00 – $20.00 - Mount Burnett Observatory

Observatory booked for private function

October 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm AEDT Mount Burnett Observatory

Observatory booked for private function

October 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm AEDT Mount Burnett Observatory

Member’s night at the observatory

October 8 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm AEDT Mount Burnett Observatory

Observatory booked for private function

October 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm AEDT Mount Burnett Observatory

Observatory booked for private function

October 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm AEDT Mount Burnett Observatory

Member’s night at the observatory

October 22 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm AEDT Mount Burnett Observatory

Observatory booked for private function

November 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm AEDT Mount Burnett Observatory

Member’s night at the observatory

November 5 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm AEDT Mount Burnett Observatory

Young Observers night at the observatory

November 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm AEDT Mount Burnett Observatory

Observatory booked for private function

November 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm AEDT Mount Burnett Observatory

Member’s night at the observatory

November 19 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm AEDT Mount Burnett Observatory

Observatory booked for private function

November 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm AEDT Mount Burnett Observatory

Observatory booked for private function

November 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm AEDT Mount Burnett Observatory

Member’s night at the observatory

December 3 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm AEDT Mount Burnett Observatory

Member’s night at the observatory

December 17 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm AEDT Mount Burnett Observatory
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