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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.

 

The July Monthly Meeting, Wednesday the 13th of July at 8pm

at the Mueller Hall, Birdwood Avenue

The speaker is Dr Alena Donea, Senior Lecturer from the School of Mathematical Sciences, Monash University.

Who will be talking on:

Weather on our Sun: a zoom into tornadoes and rains

She will be using the latest observations from satellites to show you some of the most powerful solar tornadoes, solar rains and turbulences on the Sun. Together we will explain the physics behind these events and take home a good lesson on plasma physics and hot temperatures.

 

Events iCal

The ASV runs a large number of events to cater for a broad range of astronomy related interests. Check the website on a regular basis for the latest updates. The next 14 events are listed below - view the calendar page for a full listing of planned events.

Wed 29 June

Council

7.45pm - 10.15pm

ASV Council meeting
Location: ASV Lodge

Fri 1 July

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 the ASV Lodge.
Come along for a chat, all members welcome.

Sat 2 July - Sun 3 July

Deep Sky section meeting

6.00pm Sat 2-Jul - 8.00am Sun 3-Jul

Location: LMDSS
For more information, contact Section Director: Paul Gardiner

Sat 2 July - Sun 3 July

LMDSS Field Trip (Members only)

6.00pm Sat 2-Jul - 8.00am Sun 3-Jul

Location: LMDSS
Please note that LMDSS Field Trip nights are not an organized event and the criteria for these nights are as follows:-
- is a Saturday night
- has at least two hours dark sky, (that is after Sunset and when twilight ends, and also prior to Sunrise and before twilight starts)
- dark sky is calculated from the times of Astronomical Twilight
- dark sky must start before midnight (or before 0100 Sunday during Australian Eastern Daylight Time

Remember to obtain the gate/clubhouse codes from the ASV webpage

Mon 4 July

Computing Section

8.00pm - 10.00pm

For further information contact Section Director: Craig Boyd
Location: ASV Lodge

Fri 8 July

Junior Section

7.00pm - 9.00pm

Location: ASV Lodge

Meeting times:-
7:00pm - 9:00pm (EST)
7:30pm - 9:30pm (DST)

For further information contact Section Director: Chris Rudge

Sat 9 July - Sun 10 July

LMDSS Field trip (Members only)

6.00pm Sat 9-Jul - 8.00am Sun 10-Jul

Location: LMDSS
Please note that LMDSS Field Trip nights are not an organized event and the criteria for these nights are as follows:-
- is a Saturday night
- has at least two hours dark sky, (that is after Sunset and when twilight ends, and also prior to Sunrise and before twilight starts)
- dark sky is calculated from the times of Astronomical Twilight
- dark sky must start before midnight (or before 0100 Sunday during Australian Eastern Daylight Time

Remember to obtain the gate/clubhouse codes from the ASV webpage

Wed 13 July

Library (Members Only)

6.30pm - 7.45pm

Location: Observatory Gate, Birdswood Ave, Melbourne

The Library is open at the following times:
+ Monthly Meeting - before 6.30 to 7.45pm and after from approx. 10:00 to 10:45pm
+ Members' Night - from 7pm to 7:50pm
+ Last Sunday of month - 2pm to 4pm

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.

For further information contact Barry Cleland

Wed 13 July

ASV Monthly meeting

8.00pm - 10.00pm

Location: Mueller Auditorium, National Herbarium, Birdwood Ave., Melbourne

Topic: Solar weather
Speaker: Alina Donea, Monash University

All are welcome. There is no cost and supper is provided. Looking forward to seeing you there.

Fri 15 July

Library

7.00pm - 7.50pm

The Library is open at the following times:
+ Monthly Meeting - before 6.30 to 7.45pm and after from approx. 10:00 to 10:45pm
+ Members' Night - from 7pm to 7:50pm
+ Last Sunday of month - 2pm to 4pm

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.

For further information contact Barry Cleland

Fri 15 July

Lunar and Planetary Section meeting

8.00pm - 10.30pm

Location: ASV Lodge
For more information, contact Section Director: Andrea King

Fri 15 July

Members' Night

8.00pm - 10.30pm

Location: GMT House

Sat 16 July

Instrument Making Section

2.00pm - 5.00pm

Location: ASV Lodge
For further information contact Section Director: Mark Justice

Sun 17 July

Astrophotography Section

2.30pm - 4.30pm

Topic: Photoshop processing workshop
Presenter: Andy Campbell
Location: ASV Lodge
For more information, contact Section Director: Nick Jones

More events: Calendar