Visiting MBO

Please note that the MBO onsite program is currently not running and will recommence on November 5th 2021.

Mount Burnett Observatory offers a range of experiences for individuals and groups.

For individuals and small groups we recommend our “Night at the Observatory” sessions which are described here.

Schools and community groups can book the observatory for a night. If you want to know more about a “Group Visit” please email us at

Individuals can also book the observatory for a night for what we call a “Private Viewing Session” with just you and your friends and two of our expert guides. More information on these sessions can be found here.

MBO Visits You

MBO is proud to announce a new school incursion program capable of being run in person or remotely. For more details please as about a “School Visit” at

MBO Online Programs

MBO now runs online programs for scouts and schools. These programs include live and recorded components and are tailored to match the school and scouting curricula and your needs. For more details please as about an “Online Program” at

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you charge for parking?

Parking is free for members and visitors to our exclusive Outreach events. We do have limited space and parking is not suitable for buses and other large vehicles. If you are coming to any event, please contact us to discuss your parking requirements.

When can I visit the Observatory?

Members of the public need to either book a place on one of our Public Viewing nights or make a group booking. We also run occasional open days for which you don’t need to book.

There is great demand to come look through the telescopes and we are constantly looking at ways to satisfy this demand without overloading our wonderful volunteers.

MBO membership is $50 and is cost effective if you think you will come back more than once. There is also no waiting list for membership.

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