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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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 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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31 October 2014

Club Section

8.00pm - 10.30pm

Club Section
Location: ASV Lodge

3 November 2014

Computing Section

8.00pm - 10.00pm

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

7 November 2014

Full Moon

12.00am 7 November 2014 - 12.00am 8 November 2014

7 November 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

9 November 2014

Astrophotography Section

3.00pm - 5.00pm

Astrophotography Section
Image Automation for beginners presented by Steve Mohr

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

12 November 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

12 November 2014

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

8.00pm - 10.00pm

Topic: TBA
Speaker: Dr Tanya Hill, Melbourne Planetarium
All are welcome. There is no cost and supper is provided. Looking forward to seeing you there.

14 November 2014

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

7.00pm - 7.50pm

ASV Library (Members Only)
The Library is open from 7 - 7:50pm prior to Members' Night

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

14 November 2014

Junior Section

7.30pm - 10.30pm

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

14 November 2014

Members' Night Observatory Gate, Birdwood Ave., Melbourne

8.00pm - 10.30pm

Members' Night

15 November 2014

Instrument Making Section

2.00pm - 5.00pm

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

15 November 2014

LMDSS Field Trip (Members' Only)

6.00pm 15 November 2014 - 6.00am 16 November 2014

LMDSS Field Trip (Members' Only)
Remember to logon to ASV website to obtain gate/clubroom codes

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