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Friday12th January 2018 - Two Astronomy Video Lectures

At 8pm this Friday we have two different science videos for our regular members night:


Brian Cox - Life of a Universe. Brian Cox visits Australia to explore fascinating theories about the beginning and end of our universe.


A brief supper, followed by two parallel streams of either:


Alex Filippenko: Understanding the Universe, Ep 82 - The Mass Density of the Universe.  This lecture explores methods used by astronomers to determine the mass density and expansion of the Universe. To make this measurement, a race developed between two teams of astronomers searching for Type 1a supernovae in distant galaxies.

Supper, discussions in cabin, observing.   Or:


Visual observing through the 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 sharp (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.


Please note: MBO will always be closed on days of Severe, Extreme and Code Red fire ratings, please see the CFA website for up-to-date information.

For weather information please see our useful links.

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Friday 5th January 2018 - Sky For The Month with Perry Vlahos

Happy new year! For our first members night of 2018 (8pm Friday 5th January) we have Perry Vlahos to give us a clue of what to look for in the nights sky during January.

There’s no better way for an astronomer to welcome in a new year, than to spend some time looking up at the magnificent stars and constellations in the January sky. It’s the warmest weather, the clearest skies and the brightest stars and constellations to go with it. With this in mind this Friday night we have Perry Vlahos giving us a guided tour, pointing out the most interesting objects to look at with naked eye, binoculars and telescopes. There’s also news of a very close conjunction of two planets – both visible together in the same eyepiece field of a telescope. I know some members of MBO are becoming interested in variable stars and right now is the best time to observe the best known one, as it reaches its brightest; a ‘wonderful’ sight. Finally find out all about the Total Lunar Eclipse happening later this month – an event not to be missed and to be marked in your phone’s diary! All this plus supper and observing through the telescopes of MBO. See you there.

Members' Night is on every Friday night commencing at 8PM sharp (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.


Please note: MBO will always be closed on days of Severe, Extreme and Code Red fire ratings, please see the CFA website for up-to-date information.

For weather information please see our useful links.

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Friday 29th December 2017 - Two Astronomy Video Lectures

This coming Friday will be the video night postponed from 8 th December (video TBA). As this will be the last Members' Night for 2017, this will be a great opportunity to celebrate with good conversation and good food (please bring some nibbles) before going out to view the heavens.

Members' Night is on every Friday night commencing at 8PM sharp (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.


Please note: MBO will always be closed on days of Severe, Extreme and Code Red fire ratings, please see the CFA website for up-to-date information.

For weather information please see our useful links.