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Friday 3rd October - Alex Filipenko video lecture "Special Relativity and Interstellar Travel"

Friday at 8pm we will see the next in our continuing series of Understanding the Universe, an Introduction to Astronomy by Alex Filipenko.  This lecture is number 42 entitled "Special Relativity and Interstellar Travel".  Are interstellar voyages possible within a single human lifetime?  According to Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity, the answer is "yes" in principle but "no" in practice, given current technology.  We explore the reasons for both answers."

Following the talk and supper, there will be viewing through the MBO telescopes (weather permitting). If you have a telescope and would like to know how to use it, or alternatively, would like to show it off to us, please bring it along.

Members' Night is on every Friday night commencing at 8PM (doors open 7:30PM). Guests are always welcome.

Please consider the neighbours and drive in and out quietly using low beam only, or better still, parking lights.

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Wednesday 8th October - Lunar eclipse public viewing night

Mount Burnett Observatory will be open on the evening of Wednesday the 8th of October for the lunar eclipse from 6:30pm onwards. Partial eclipse begins at 8:20pm with maximum eclipse at 9:55pm.

For this special event you must book by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Event fees are $10 per adult, $5 per child over 5 and MBO members free.

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Thursday 9°C / 18°C Partly cloudy
Friday 10°C / 19°C Partly cloudy
Saturday 13°C / 26°C Sunny