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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.


VASTROC 2015 - April 17th - 19th 2015

The 2015 Victorian Astronomical Convention will be hosted by Bendigo District Astronomical Society.

The venue will be at Discovery Science & Technology Centre, 7 Railway Place, Bendigo.

Register now for the Early Bird full weekend package, available until February 15th, 2015.

Visit  for further information or download the flyer.

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+LinkedInour own internal forums and our many section Yahoo groups.

So get the most from your membership and connect today!

 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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The events list is currently offline due to a system upgrade. It will be back soon. Until then, please use the calendar page. We apologise for the inconvenience.

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