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Events

Telescope Learning Day

On the 18th of February MPAS is holding its annual Telescope Learning Day. Bring your Astronomy gear as we will have some members assisting with setup procedures as well as answer your questions on how to use the gear correctly. This will take place at the Briars observatory from 2PM. A BBQ will follow. General Public will be made most welcome. Following this event is an introduction class to astronomy.

As event space is limited to 50 please book online at https://www.trybooking.com/OCEJ

Solar Day

On the 18th of March MPAS is holding its annual Solar Day. We will have solar telescopes, sun-dials and other solar equipment on display. There will also be a talk on the sun. This will take place at the Briars observatory from 1PM (in time for sundial noon). A BBQ will follow.
General Public will be made most welcome, please book online to let us know you are coming https://www.trybooking.com/OCEJ as it is limited to 50 places.

Astrophotography Workshop

On the 9th September 2017, come and participate in our workshop at the Briars.
Bookings for this event are online only. Last years event booked out, so book early!

Special for 2017 is a dinner presentation by Anders Hamilton of some of his Aurora pictures and experiences while working in the Antarctica winter.

 


Standard Events

Public Viewing Nights

Held on the FIRST FRIDAY of each month at the Briars Visitors Centre, commencing at 8:00PM, these popular events are a great chance to view the Moon, planets like Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn, interesting stars and clusters as well as bright satellite and Space Station passes, all with a wide array of telescopes supplied by our members.

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Members Meeting

The MPAS regularly holds its General Meetings for members and anyone interested in joining the Society, on the THIRD WEDNESDAY of each month, at the Peninsula School Lecture Theatre, Wooralla Drive, Mount Eliza, Victoria, commencing at around 8pm.

These meetings are an informal way of learning more about the MPAS and it's activities and new members are always welcome. They are usually divided into two sessions separated by a coffee break. The meetings are held at the Senior School, Peninsula School, Mt Eliza (Melways 105 F5), and start at 8pm.

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