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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.