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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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23 October 2014

ASAW Border Stargaze Great Aussie Holiday Park, Hore Road, Bowna, New South Wales, Australia

12.00am 23 October 2014 - 12.00am 27 October 2014

The Astronomical Society of Albury-Wodonga (ASAW) Border Stargaze
For more information:

24 October 2014

New Moon (Eclipse)

12.00am 24 October 2014 - 12.00am 25 October 2014

24 October 2014

VicSouth Desert Spring Star Party 2014 Little Desert Nature Lodge, Little Desert, Victoria, Australia

12.00am 24 October 2014 - 12.00am 28 October 2014

Further information :

25 October 2014

LMDSS Field Trip (Members Only)

6.00pm 25 October 2014 - 6.00am 26 October 2014

LMDSS Field Trip (Members Only)
Remember to login in on the ASV website to obtain gate/clubroom codes.

26 October 2014

Historical Section meeting

1.00pm - 4.00pm

Historical Section meeting
Location: ASV Lodge
For more information, contact Section Director: Rod Brown

26 October 2014

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

2.00pm - 4.00pm

ASV Library (Members Only)
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.

26 October 2014

Solar Section meeting - note: change of date - 19/10/14

2.00pm - 5.00pm

Please note that the Solar Section meeting has been rescheduled to Sunday, 19th October 2014 due to VicSouth being held on the same weekend.

29 October 2014


7.45pm - 10.15pm

ASV Council meeting
Location: ASV Lodge

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

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