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Welcome

Welcome to Mount Burnett Observatory inc. We are an astronomical society based at Mount Burnett Observatory, in the Dandenong Ranges east of Melbourne. The Observatory was originally built in 1972 by Monash University. In 2011 the site was formally taken over by our organisation and it now has a new life as a community observatory. Our aim is to preserve the facility and to use it to promote astronomy and science to the communities in the Dandenongs.

The Observatory for members and guests every Friday from 7:30pm. Our Young Observers group meet on Saturday evenings once a month.

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Membership

We welcome new members to our association. Membership fees for 2014 calendar year are $50 for an adult, and $25 for a junior or spouse membership. Under 12s are free but must be accompanied by an adult at all events.  Benefits include members nights (every Friday night from 8pm at the telescope) and invitations to periodic events run by the Observatory.

Please contact us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information on joining.

A membership form for 2014 can be downloaded here.

Our rules of association can be found here.

Members of the association are entitled to view Mount Burnett's financial statements. They are available on request (via email) to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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