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Saturday 6th August 2016 - Deep Sky Observing

Are you interested in brilliant Galaxies, gargantuan super-Clusters and gorgeous Nebulae?  Then please join myself Braeden Borg and the greatly knowledgeable Lachlan Wiltshire for a monthly night of Deep-Sky Observing!

Each night will run late when the sky turns black, allowing every dedicated astronomer to perceive the vastly expansive universe in a constructive, cooperative environment. Every astronomer - no matter what their prior skill level may be - is greatly encouraged to come down to the Mount Burnett Observatory for a night of enjoyment and education. Also, we welcome Astrophotography to the event with the guidance of Roslyn Gupta! Not only that, but the great 18-inch 'The Borg' Dobsonian telescope will be commandeered by yours truly!

If you are interested, please e-mail or SMS your name and mobile number (For immediate contact details as planned nights are prone to change) to:

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Mobile Number: 0449 769 666

Remember, dates may change as the weather (as antagonistic as it can be against our will) can alter, consequently affecting the possibility of the desired night. Thus why contact details are necessary for such rapid changes. Lastly, do not hesitate to bring along your own telescope! We love seeing new people interested in Astronomy and all of its wonders, so make us two happy men and come for the grand experience ...
Deep Sky commences at approximately nine o'clock and then runs on to around midnight (9:00pm ~ 12:00pm weather permitting).

We ask kindly that only red light is used whilst on the observing field and that vehicles are parked along the fence in the driveway, facing north towards the exit.


The Deep-Sky team has recently partnered up with the LCOGT (Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope Network) with the opportunity to utilise telescopes globally for generally visual observing and astrophotography. As there are multiple telescopes available in both hemispheres,  observing can take place at any time with heightened chances against bad weather in local regions. We will be exploring the technology provided at the next Deep-Sky Night (see below) and will schedule time to conduct some observational tests on any object we want to look at! So join us and share your ideas on what to look at! This opportunity will allow us to do some amazing things with astronomical objects we wouldn't otherwise see and experience. Find out more at if you are interested in the history of the educational program and their facilities.

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