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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 Astronomical Society of Victoria would like to say that In the spirit of reconciliation we acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.


EV Scope Retro Raffle

EV Scope Raffle


$5 Per Ticket!!

Buy a ticket to our “EV Scope Retro Raffle” and go into the draw for your chance to win this amazing EV Scope!

Level up your astronomy with live stacking to your smart device.

Prize Kit comes with the following:


EV Scope (GoTo - Version 1).

1 x Training Session (Provided By ASV Member Diego Colonnello)


Raffle Value $5,000. Prize includes fully insured courier delivery.

Funds raised will go towards the ASV (Remote Observatory Project)

Raffle open to Australian residents only.

Raffle to be drawn at the ASV Sea Lake Astro Fest Q&A Panel Dinner Event at The Juke in Sea Lake on the 30th October 2022 at Approx. 7:00pm.

Winner will be notified by email.


Raffle Link:


Sea Lake AstroFest 2022

In conjunction with Buloke Shire Council and the Sea Lake community,

the Astronomical Society of Victoria would like to announce the Sea Lake Astro Fest 2022.

Kicking off over the Melbourne Cup weekend, the Astro Fest aims to bring science & astronomy

to regional Victoria with a weekend full of activities and events for people of all ages.


Date: Saturday 29th October – 31st October 2022 at Sea Lake, Victoria

Check out the program and book your tickets for the events at 

Get in quick as tickets to each event are going fast!!



Gift Certificate


Looking for that unique present to buy a loved one or friend?  Well, look no further.... share the universe with a gift a one-year membership to the Astronomical Society of Victoria. Contact us via email





Crux Magazine

The latest edition of Crux is now available for downloading by Members.

Crux Extra!

Crux Extra comes out weekly with articles on Astronomy and related areas.

Visit the Members Area and go to Downloads.



Events 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 30 September

Club Section meeting

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.

Tue 4 October

ASV Committee meeting

8.00pm - 10.00pm

Wed 5 October

Cosmology and Astro-Physics Section Meeting

8.00pm - 10.30pm

Discuss current news in Cosmology and Astro-Physics

Location: ASV Lodge
“All Welcome – Bring an Open Mind”
Note: ASV members only

Contact: Ross Berner, Section Director
Mobile: 0403 167 004

Thu 6 October

Space Exploration Section Meeting

8.00pm - 10.00pm

Location: online Zoom
For more information, contact Section Director: Kate Green

Fri 7 October

Club Section

8.00pm - 11.00pm

Club Section is the perfect place to meet other ASV members, share your passion and learn about the basics of astronomy in an informal setting. Ideal for new members and long term members and a great way to meet others. Should skies be clear we will open the Lodge observatory roof and use the 20" (500mm) diameter telescope, in addition to the smaller 10”(250mm) diameter Dobsonian telescope to view the heavens.

Meetings are held at the ASV Lodge on the first and last Friday of the month between 8:00pm – 11:00pm.

You are welcome to drop in for as short or as long a visit as you like, during these hours.

Sun 9 October

Astrophotography Section meeting

2.30pm - 4.30pm

Topic: TBA
Presenters: TBA
Location: ASV Lodge or Zoom
For more information, contact Section Director: Tom Fowler

Tue 11 October

Women in the ASV virtual get together

7.30pm - 9.00pm

Wed 12 October

Library (Members Only)

6.30pm - 7.45pm

Location: Birdwood Ave, Melbourne

The Library is open at the following times:
+ Monthly Meeting - before 6.30 to 7.45pm and after from approx. 10:00 to 10:45pm
+ Last Sunday of month - 2pm to 4pm

The Library is now in the old Government Astronomers’ Office which is in the northwest 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 ongoing whenever the Library is open.

For further information contact Angela Nesic:

Wed 12 October

ASV AstroTalk

8.00pm - 10.00pm

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

Fri 14 October

Junior Section

7.30pm - 9.00pm

Location: ASV Lodge

For further information contact Section Director: Chris Rudge on
0414 562 631

Sat 15 October

Instrument Making Section

2.00pm - 5.00pm

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

Mon 17 October

Radio Astronomy (via Zoom)

7.45pm - 10.45pm

Radio Astronomy Section meeting
Location: Online Via Zoom
For further information contact Section Director: Phil Costigan

Tue 18 October

ASV Committee meeting

8.00pm - 9.30pm

Wed 19 October

New Astronomers Group (NAG)

7.30pm - 10.30pm


Location: ASV Lodge
For more information, contact Section Director: Ken Le Marquand:

More events: Calendar