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Mornington Peninsula Astronomical Society

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Mornington Peninsula Astronomical Society was founded in 1969 with the aim of fostering the study of Astronomy by amateurs and promoting the hobby of amateur Astronomy to the general public. 

For decades the Mornington Peninsula Astronomical Society has provided Astronomy educational presentations and observing nights for schools and community groups exclusively on the Mornington Peninsula and surrounding areas. Recently the Society has added a new purpose built observatory to its Briars site to further is ability to perform its research and educational abilities.

The MPAS has a long history of introducing schools and community groups to the wonders of the night sky, and in recent years, we have endeavoured to give the public the opportunity to view these same treasures at or monthly public viewing nights.

Held on the first Friday of each month at the MPAS Observation Centre, commencing at 8 PM, 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 the International Space Station passes all with a wide array of telescopes supplied by our members.

We also show a variety of multimedia presentations to spark your interest. Free light refreshments are supplied as well. 

These nights are held regardless of the weather with an extended presentation if viewing is not possible.

Bookings are essential as space is limited 

Listing Details

Address
The Briars Nepean Highway,
Township
Location
The Briars Nepean Highway Mt Martha
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Contact Us

Ph +61 3 5984 2221

PO Box 501
Sorrento
Victoria 3943