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:


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20 September 2014

Galactic Centre Star Party,

12.00pm 20 September 2014 - 1.00pm 21 September 2014
Galactic Centre Star Party
Location: LMDSS
See the flyer in the Aug-Sept CRUX for more information

23 September 2014


12.00am 23 September 2014 - 12.00am 24 September 2014

24 September 2014

New Moon,

12.00am 24 September 2014 - 12.00am 25 September 2014

24 September 2014


7.45pm - 10.15pm
ASV Council meeting
Location: ASV Lodge

26 September 2014

Club Section ,

8.00pm - 10.30pm
Club Section
Location: ASV Lodge

27 September 2014

LMDSS Field Trip (Members Only),

6.00pm 27 September 2014 - 6.00am 28 September 2014
LMDSS Field Trip (Members Only)
Location: LMDSS
Remember to obtain gate/clubroom codes from the ASV website

28 September 2014

Historical Section meeting,

1.00pm - 3.00pm
Historical Section meeting
Location: ASV Lodge
For more information contact Section Director: Rod Brown

28 September 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.

28 September 2014

Solar Section meeting, Observatory Gate, Birdwood Ave, Melbourne

2.00pm - 4.00pm
Solar Section meeting
Location: GMT House
For more information contact: Russ Cockman, Section Director

3 October 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

6 October 2014

Computing Section,

8.00pm - 10.00pm
Computing Section meeting
For further information contact Section Director: Craig Boyd
Location: ASV Lodge

8 October 2014

Full Moon & Eclipse,

12.00am 8 October 2014 - 12.00am 9 October 2014