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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 Australian Night Sky - September 2015

Our first edition of The Australian Night Sky is now available. Thanks to member Wayne Roberts for putting this together. You can view the page here.

Wayne will be updating the page on a monthly basis - so keep an eye on the website for updates.

Join the Conversation

At the ASV we are excited about astronomy and we know you are too. So why not follow us online and join the conversation with your fellow members?

Get the latest astronomy news, images, videos, events and build your professional network with social media. You can connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google+LinkedIn, our own internal forums and our many section Yahoo groups.

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.

What's happened to NAG (updated)

The New Astronomer's Group (NAG) has been on hold for some time now. Section Meetings are now on track to re-start in September (sorry I couldn't make August). I am working through the backlog of applications and should have invites sent out by the third week of August. Sorry I cannot fit everyone into the next Intake but I will reply to everyone e-mail that I have on file about when they will most likely be able to join.  More details
Ken  Le Marquand, NAG Section Director

Events RSS Feed  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.

Fri 4 September

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 5 September - Sun 6 September

LMDSS Field Trip (Members only)

6.00pm Sat 5-Sep - 6.00am Sun 6-Sep

LMDSS Field Trip (Members only)
Remember to log on to the ASV website to obtain the gate and clubhouse codes.

Mon 7 September

Computing Section

8.00pm - 10.00pm

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

Wed 9 September

Library (Members Only)

7.00pm - 7.45pm

Location: Observatory Gate, Birdswood Ave, Melbourne

ASV Library (Members Only)
The Library is open at the following times:
+ Monthly Meeting - before 6.00 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 9 September

ASV Monthly meeting

8.00pm - 10.00pm

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

Topic: The 17th Centaury telescope
Speaker: Martin Lewiki, ASSA Exchange Speaker

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

Fri 11 September

Junior Section

7.00pm - 9.00pm

Junior Section meeting
Location: ASV Lodge

For further information contact Section Director: Chris Rudge
7:00pm - 9:00pm (EST)
7:30pm - 9:30pm (DST)

Fri 11 September

ASV Library (Members Only)

7.00pm - 7.50pm

Location: Birdwood Ave, Melbourne VIC 3004, Australia

ASV Library (Members Only)
The Library is open at the following times:
+ Monthly Meeting - before 6.00 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 11 September

Members' Night

8.00pm - 10.30pm

Location: GMT House, Birdwood Ave., South Yarra

Members' Night

Sat 12 September - Sun 13 September

ASV Galactic Centre Star Party & Astro Swap Meet (Members only)

12.00pm Sat 12-Sep - 7.00am Sun 13-Sep

Galactic Centre Star Party (Members only) and Astro Swap Meet

For all the information, please see the flyer in the latest edition of CRUX.
Location: LMDSS


Sun 13 September

New Moon

Tue 15 September

The Diurnals

10.30am - 12.15pm

Location:

Speaker: Ian Sullivan, ASV and MPAS
Topic: Prague Astronomy around 1600
Location: ASV Lodge
For further information contact Section Director: Patricia Larkin

Wed 16 September

Cosmology & Astrophysics

8.00pm - 10.30pm

Cosmology & Astrophysics Section meeting
Discussion of current news in Cosmology and Astro-Physics

Next meeting will be held at 8pm on Wednesday 16th September 2015 at ASV Lodge Parer St Burwood

The Main Topic for discussion is: “How do Gas Giant Planets Form?"

“All Welcome – Bring an Open Mind”
Contact: Ross Berner
Phone: 9886 6679 (A/H)
Mobile: 0403 167 004
Email: cosmology@asv.org.au

Fri 18 September

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

Sat 19 September

Instrument Making Section

2.00pm - 5.00pm

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

More events: Calendar