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Mornington Peninsula Astronomical Society (MPAS)

Mornington Peninsula

  • M16 Nebula
  • Cub group
Mornington Peninsula Astronomical Society MPAS

Mornington Peninsula Astronomical Society (MPAS) 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.

Mornington Peninsula Astronomical Society (MPAS) 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.

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

Held on the first Friday of each month at the MPAS Observation Centre, 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.

MPAS also show a variety of multimedia presentations to spark your interest in Astronomy. Free light refreshments are supplied as well. Public viewing nights are held regardless of the weather, with an extended presentation if viewing is not possible.

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Cost

Adult
Adults $10, families $25 (Two adults and two children)

Entry cost ($): $10.00 - $25.00

Child

Entry cost ($): $5.00

Facilities

  • Car park

Accessibility

Disabled access available, contact operator for details.

Suitable for guests with sufficient mobility to climb two or three steps, but would benefit from fixtures and fittings to aid balance

Suitable for guests who depend on the use of a wheelchair in a seated position at all times

Suitable for guests with high support needs who uses a hoist and always travel with a carer

Suitable for guests with a hearing impairment, from mild hearing loss to profoundly deaf