Star Gazing at Mount Burnett

Fascinated by the planets and stars? Did you know that the region has its own community run observatory. In June 2011 four community members took over the lease of the site of the Mt Burnett Observatory after it was decommissioned in 2010. The men officially formed the group and it began its life as a community astronomical observatory.
The observatory was established in the 1970s by Monash University and today an enthusiastic group of members run a variety of programs for budding astronomers.
Deep Sky Programme
Are you interested in brilliant Galaxies, gargantuan super Clusters and gorgeous Nebulae? Braedon Borg and Lachlan Wiltshire invite all to enjoy the monthly night of Deep Sky Observing at the Mt Burnett Observatory. Each night will start at 9pm and run late when the sky turns black on the closest Saturday to new moon, 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. If you are interested, please e-mail your name and mobile number (for immediate contact as planned nights can change) to:
It is important to register your interest and provide your contact days as the viewing days will be at the mercy of the weather and the organisers will need to notify you if there are any changes to the viewing dates.
The dates for 2015 are March 21st, April 18 and May 16.
For more information about the Mt Burnett Observatory visit
The observatory is located at 420 Paternoster Rd, Mt Burnett about 10 minutes north of Pakenham.