About Astronomy Benalla   Astronomy Benalla (Inc.) was formed in 2010 to promote the interest and enjoyment of amateur astronomy. Through our activities and services, we seek to foster safe and enjoyable learning experiences while encouraging the interest and involvement of the wider community of Benalla and district. We have a strong tradition of community engagement providing regular viewing sessions for the general public and local community groups. A diverse group with a passion for experiencing the wonders of the universe beyond our home planet, our membership interests include focusing on the best view our telescopes can provide, the best astrophotography our telescopes can record, and building our knowledge of Astronomy. Meetings are held at 7:30pm on the 2nd Wednesday of each month, they consist of a short business session followed by Guest or Member presentations. Each month 2 public viewing sessions are attempted*. A Moon Viewing at the Showgrounds, and a Deep Sky Viewing at our dark sky site at the Observation Pad, Winton Wetlands. The viewings are free, however a gold coin or so donation towards costs is appreciated. The next meeting and viewing sessions are listed in the panel on the left. A more detailed CALENDAR, DIRECTIONS and the STATUS of Activities is provided on our Events Page (see the menu bar above). Please refer to it for the status of *events that may be effected by viewing conditions
Next Meeting Wednesday 10th July 2024, 7:30 pm, Benalla Hockey Club Rooms. Next Viewing Saturday 15th June
Moon Viewing
Showgrounds (Opp. Maud St.)

Next New Moon

Saturday 6th July 2024.
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Located in NE Victoria Astronomy Benalla
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Whirlpool Galaxy m51 & companion galaxy ps07 (Hubble) Black Hole Butterfly Nebula (Hubble image) Sombrero Galaxy (Hubble) Home of Astronomy Benalla Carina Nebula Pillar - ps49 (Hubble image) Most photos on this site can be zoomed by clicking the photo
Acknowledgement Many photos on this site are from the Hubble site:  
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