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Saturday 5th May 2018 - Young Observers

The next Young Observers meeting will be Saturday 5th May. Split times apply, so for the juniors (Novae) we will start at 6:30pm - 7:15pm (30 minute gap). The older juniors (Supernovae) will run from 7:45pm - 9pm.

Observing Jupiter
 
For our next Beginner’s Night we are going to take a look at observing Jupiter. Perhaps you think all there is to see is a couple of “lines” across it and some “stars” that are its moons? But there is so much more to the biggest planet in the solar system! Come along and learn why your sketches won’t look quite right if you use a circular template, what the names of the cloud features on Jupiter are (They have names? Yes, they do!), how to find the Great Red Spot, what’s happening to the Great Red Spot, why you can never have all four Galilean satellites lined up in order on the same side, and many more interesting facts and features that should make your 2018 Jovian observing season rich and rewarding.

Hope to see you there!
Jacquie and the Young Observers Team.

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Saturday 7th April 2018 - Young Observers

The next meeting for Young Observers will be on Saturday 7th April. Split times apply, so for the juniors (Novae) we will start at 6:30pm - 7:15pm (30 minute gap). The older juniors (Supernovae) will run from 7:45pm - 9pm.

Young Observers is exclusive to Members Only. Please bring a plate of food along to share. Please remember to dress appropriately for the cooler temperatures at night on the mountain and for the older Supernovae group a small red torch for outside work at the telescope is recommended if the weather is clear. If the weather allows we will try get the telescopes out for viewing, especially now daylight savings has ended.

We also have the beginnings of a Young Observers Library being put together, so if you have any astronomy and space books your children may have grown out of, especially around Kinder to early Primary age, we’d be happy to consider taking them. Jacquie has been busy clearing out the cluttered bookcase on the south side of the cabin to house them.

Hope to see you there!

Jacquie and the Young Observers Team


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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Saturday 3rd March 2018 - Young Observers

The next meeting for Young Observers will be on Saturday 3rd March. Split times apply, so for the juniors (Novae) we will start at 6:30pm - 7:15pm (30 minute gap). The older juniors (Supernovae) will run from 7:45pm - 9pm.

Young Observers is exclusive to Members Only. Please bring a plate of food along to share. Please remember to dress appropriately for the cooler temperatures at night on the mountain and for the older Supernovae group a small red torch for outside work at the telescope is recommended if the weather is clear. If the weather allows we will try get the telescopes out for viewing.

Hope to see you there!

Jacquie and the Young Observers Team.


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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Saturday 3rd February 2018 - Young Observers

The first meeting for Young Observers for 2018 will be on Saturday 3rd February.

Split times apply, so for the juniors (Novae) we will start at 6:30pm-7:15pm (30 minute gap). The older juniors (Supernovae) will run from 7:45pm-9pm.

Young Observers is exclusive to Members Only. Please bring a plate of food along to share.

Please remember to dress appropriately for the cooler temperatures at night on the mountain and for the older Supernovae group a small red torch for outside work at the telescope is recommended if the weather is clear.  If the weather allows we will try get the telescopes out for viewing.

Hope to see you there!
Jacquie and the Young Observers Team.


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.