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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.

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The website has been refreshed to make it more user friendly on mobile phones - the navigation menu, images and articles shouId scales nicely to fit whatever device you are using. If you notice any broken links or images, please let us know via email at webmaster@asv.org.au so we can fix them up.

Content wise, not much as changed with this update, however recently we have added the ability to join and renew with Paypal as well as to download and print your own membership card.

Great Melbourne Telescope Restoration Project

The restoration of the Great Melbourne Telescope is a key project for the Society. Issue 10 of the Phoenix newsletter  is now available for download on the dedicated GMT page. This edition includes an article on the the 150th Anniversary of Melbourne Observatory.

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3 October 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

6 October 2014

Computing Section

8.00pm - 10.00pm

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

8 October 2014

Full Moon & Eclipse

12.00am 8 October 2014 - 12.00am 9 October 2014

8 October 2014

Library (Members Only) Observatory Gate, Birdswood Ave, Melbourne

7.00pm - 7.50pm

ASV Library (Members Only)
The Library is open from 6.00 to 7.45pm, prior to the Monthly Meeting.
The Library is also open after the Monthly Meeting from about 10.00 to 10.45pm.
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

8 October 2014

ASV Monthly meeting Mueller Auditorium, National Herbarium, Birdwood Ave., Melbourne

8.00pm - 10.00pm

Speaker: Dr Russell Cockman - ASV Member

Topic: SkyArt – Vistas of the Sky

Synopsis: Dr Russell Cockman has been an avid astronomical observer and photographer for many years.

In this talk Russell will describe the equipment and techniques used to capture images of the sky - from simple camera on tripod set up to advanced telescope and CCD astronomical camera combinations. Images demonstrating these techniques will be presented that highlight the beauty and colours of the heavens.

Subjects displayed will include aurorae, solar system objects and deep sky objects including nebulae, Milky Way star fields and galaxies.


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

10 October 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 October 2014

Library (Members Only) Melbourne Observatory, Birdwood Ave, Melbourne VIC, Australia

7.00pm - 8.50pm

Library (Members Only)
Prior to the Members' Night meeting from 7.00 to 7:50pm.
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.

10 October 2014

Members Night Melbourne Observatory, Birdwood Ave, Melbourne VIC, Australia

8.00pm - 10.30pm

Members Night

12 October 2014

Astrophotography Section meeting

3.00pm - 5.00pm

Astrophotography Section meeting
Location: ASV Lodge
For more information, contact Section Director: Phil Hart

15 October 2014

Cosmology & Astrophysics

8.00pm - 10.30pm

Cosmology & Astrophysics Section meeting
Discussion of current news in Cosmology and Astro-Physics
Topic:
Location: ASV Lodge
“All Welcome – Bring an Open Mind”
Contact: Ross Berner
Phone: 9886 6679 (A/H)
Mobile: 0403 167 004
Email: cosmology@asv.org.au

17 October 2014

Lunar and Planetary Section meeting

8.00pm - 10.30pm

Lunar and Planetary Section meeting
Location: ASV Lodge
For more information, contact Section Director: Andrea King

18 October 2014

Instrument Making Section

2.00pm - 5.00pm

Instrument Making Section meeting
Location: ASV Lodge
For further information contact Section Director: Ken Beard

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