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Friday 30th November 2018 - Stephanie Rowlands

8pm Friday 30th November 2018 we have our very own Stephanie Rowlands giving a talk on her research project work at the Anglo Australian Telescope.

 The formation and evolution of galaxies is a major focus of ongoing study in  astrophysics. The region of gas surrounding many galaxies, called the Circum-galactic medium (CGM), has been linked to this process. Finding out more on the properties and distribution of this gas is vital to gain a clearer insight into the processes within galaxies.

The objective of my research was to identify regions of this CGM gas around 4 winter-sky galaxies and our own Milky Way using distant quasars and detailed spectroscopy measurements which I will share during my presentation.

Members' Night is on every Friday night. Guests of members are always welcome. Contributions of food to share for supper are always gratefully received! 


Please consider the neighbours and drive in and out quietly using low beam only.


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.

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Friday 23rd January 2019 - Observatory Closed

Dear members and friends. Due to Severe Fire Danger the observatory will be closed this Friday the 23rd of January 2019.  We will however be open on Sunday for our annual Open Day. The Day runs from 10 am to 3pm and everybody is welcome.

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 16th November 2018 - Jacquie Milner - Beginners Night: Common Telescope Design

8pm Friday 16th November 2018 we have the latest in Jacquie Milner's beginners series of talks, looking at why telescopes are made in different ways this time.

With the season of gift giving nearing you may be thinking about buying a telescope, but overwhelmed by the choice on hand. Why do they make so many? Where do you start? Tonight we will take a look at the common designs on the market, their positives and negatives, and find out why do telescopes get made that way?

Members' Night is on every Friday night. Guests of members are always welcome. Contributions of food to share for supper are always gratefully received and demolished! :-)


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 11th January 2019 - James Murray

8pm Friday 11th January 2019 we have MBO president James Murray will present

"A vision for MBO". Come and have your say and contribute to the opening paragraph in the next chapter in MBO's excitig story.

Members' Night is on every Friday night. Guests of current members are welcome. Contributions of food to share for supper are always gratefully received!


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.