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Welcome to the Astronomical Society of Victoria


The Society is based in Melbourne, Australia and includes city and country members, as well some in other states and overseas. It attracts people with a wide range of astronomical interests, ages, abilities and experience. Originally founded in 1922, it is the largest such organisation in the southern hemisphere.

Membership is open to all with an interest in astronomy.

Great Melbourne Telescope Restoration Project

The latest GMT newletter is now available for download:

New Astronomers Group Update

The next Intake has now been shifted to July as events have gotten in my way. NAG has suffered due to duties of being President taking priority in recent times, sorry for the long delays. I have started to send out invites as I work through the backlog of applications to join NAG... Ken  Le Marquand, NAG Section Director,

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25 July 2014

Club Section,

8.00pm - 10.30pm
Club Section
Location: ASV Lodge

26 July 2014

LMDSS Section Meetings,

6.00pm 26 July 2014 - 6.00am 27 July 2014
LMDSS Section Meetings
Location: LMDSS
- Astrophotography, Section Director: Phil Hart
- Deep Sky, Section Director: Eddie van den Berg
- LMDSS Field Trip
Remember to obtain gate/clubroom codes for entry

27 July 2014

New Moon,

12.00am 27 July 2014 - 12.00am 28 July 2014

27 July 2014

ASV Library (Members Only), Observatory Gate, Birdwood Ave., Melbourne

2.00pm - 4.00pm
ASV Library (Members Only)
The Library is now in the old Government Astronomers’ Office which is in the north west corner of the main building at Melbourne Observatory.
There are currently a large number of books and magazines, surplus to the Library’s needs, for sale. The sale is on-going whenever the Library is open.

27 July 2014

Historical Section meeting,

2.00pm - 5.00pm
Historical Section meeting
Location: ASV Lodge
For more information, contact Section Director: Rod Brown

27 July 2014

Solar Section meeting, Observatory Gate, Birdwood Ave, Melbourne

2.00pm - 4.00pm
Solar Section meeting
Location: GMT House
For more information contact: Russ Cockman, Section Director

30 July 2014


7.45pm - 10.15pm
ASV Council meeting
Location: ASV Lodge

1 August 2014

Club Section,

8.00pm - 11.00pm
Club Section meetings are informal and take place on the first and last Friday of the month (public holidays excepted) between 8:00 – 11:00pm at ASV Lodge

2 August 2014

LMDSS Field Trip (Members' only),

6.00pm 2 August 2014 - 6.00am 3 August 2014
LMDSS Field Trip (Members' only)
Location: LMDSS
Remember to obtain the gate/clubroom codes

4 August 2014

Computing Section,

8.00pm - 10.00pm
Computing Section meeting
For further information contact Section Director: Craig Boyd
Location: ASV Lodge

8 August 2014

Junior Section,

7.00pm - 9.00pm
Junior Section meeting
For further information contact Section Director: Chris Rudge
7:00pm - 9:00pm (EST)
7:30pm - 9:30pm (DST)
Location: ASV Lodge

10 August 2014

Astrophotography Section meeting,

3.00pm - 5.30pm
Astrophotography Section meeting
Location: ASV Lodge
For more information, contact Section Director: Phil Hart