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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:

http://asv.org.au/greatmelbournetelescope.php

ASV vacant positions

The following positions are open to current ASV members

2 x Councillor Positions

Serving as a Councillor has traditionally been a great way for members wanting to help out with the running of the ASV, while learning more about how it is run. Many Councillors have moved into other ASV roles that suit thier both their interests and skills.

The expectation is you will attend the majority of Council meetings. As you do not have other duties (like Section Director) you will be able to join a sub-committee and/or help out at ASV events from time to time. Being an ASV Councillor also gives you a voice at Council meetings which can return many rewarding experiences.

Loan Telescope Officer
To coordinate the loaning out of the 8" Dobsonian telescopes to ASV members. These instruments are lent out quarterly and you will need to coordinate the Loan Telescope Application forms, plus a few phone enquiries from time to time. You will also need to arrange and attend a quarterly exchange meeting as the telescopes are returned and then lent out again. In-between the scopes are checked with maintenance performed when required. If you do not know how to perform these checks and maintenance, help is available to teach you the  required  skills (yes... think training opportunity).

I would like to thank Chrys Black for her work helping new members with what was often thier first "using a telescope experience" and making it a positive one.


Meteor Section Director
Due to changing circumstances Paul Deany stepped down from the position effective from the AGM in May. Con Stoitsis has taken on the role in an acting position until a new Director can be found. Con is happy to share his knowledge and transition you into the role. Translation - support is available while ease yourself into the role. In addition members within the Section have a lot of experience to share. For more information please visit : http://www.asv.org.au/meteor.php 


For any current ASV member interested in the above please contact me for more details.
Ken  Le Marquand, ASV President
E-mail: president@asv.org.au
Phone:  (03) 9729 9261 (A/H & Weekends)

Events RSS Feed  iCal

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


11 August 2014

Full Moon,

12.00am 11 August 2014 - 12.00am 12 August 2014


13 August 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


13 August 2014

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

8.00pm - 10.00pm
Topic:
Speaker:
All are welcome. There is no cost and supper is provided. Looking forward to seeing you there.


15 August 2014

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

7.00pm - 7.50pm
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.


15 August 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


15 August 2014

Members' Night, GMT House, Birdwood Ave., Melbourne

8.00pm - 10.30pm
Members' Night

16 August 2014

Instrument Making Section,

2.00pm - 5.00pm
Instrument Making Section meeting
Location: ASV Lodge
For further information contact Section Director: Ken Beard