The Briars Astronomy Centre

Enjoy spectacular views of the stars and planets at the Briars Astronomy Centre.

The Mornington Peninsula Astronomical Society welcomes the public to viewing nights and special events throughout the year, including observing the skies using modern telescopes at the Peter Lowe Observatory. MPAS volunteers provide fascinating experiences for all ages in their purpose-built viewing facility. 

The MPAS “Astronomy on the Move” program has supported local schools and interested community groups across the Peninsula and surrounding regions for over 50 years. National, State and local conferences are regularly held by the MPAS, with its members becoming internationally recognized and published for their contributions within the global amateur astronomy community.

Visitors are always welcome and membership details are shown on the website at Public Viewing Nights are held on the first Friday of every month. Bookings and information about special events can be found on the mpas website.


The Briars Astronomy Centre is a registered designated (DO3-1) observatory to preserve its heritage significance on the peninsula.