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.
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.
8.00pm - 10.00pm
For further information contact Section Director: Leigh Green
7.00pm - 8.00pm
The Library is open at the following times:
+ Monthly Meeting - before 6.45 to 7.45pm and after from approx. 10:00 to 10:45pm
+ Before Members' Night 7:00 - 8:00pm
+ Last Sunday of month - 2pm to 4pm
The Library is now in the old Government Astronomers’ Office in the northwest corner of the main building at Melbourne Observatory.
For further information contact Angela Nesic: firstname.lastname@example.org
7.30pm - 9.30pm
Location: Melbourne Observatory
Junior Section meeting times:-
7:00pm - 9:00pm (Eastern Standard Time)
7:30pm - 9:30pm (Daylight Saving Time)
For further information contact Section Director: Chris Rudge
8.00pm - 10.00pm
Location: ASV Library
Contact: Alex Prygodicz, email@example.com
ASV Members meet at the ASV Library for an informal catchup and if the Melbourne skies are clear you might get a chance to look through the telescopes.
9.00pm - 11.00pm
Location: 92 Bignell Rd, Bentleigh East VIC 3165, Australia
Public Stargazing Night
The Astronomical Society of Victoria invites you to another public stargazing night at Moorleigh Village Reserve!
Get your ticket now to our next stargazing night, The event is to be held on the reserve at Moorleigh Village Reserve and tickets are limited to 200!!! See the night sky through our volunteer's telescopes
Cost: $10 Per person (Children under 12 Free)
7.30pm - 10.30pm
Topic: Telescopes - Essentials for getting started
Location: Melbourne Observatory & Zoom
Let's have a discussion about different telescope types, telescope mounts, all the accessories and what they do. I am looking for a few people to show their telescope and/or viewing tips.
This can be via Zoom or in-person at Melbourne Observatory.
If you can help out please e-mail ken: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information, contact Section Director: Ken Le Marquand:
7.30pm - 10.00pm
For more information, contact Section Director, Graeme Gilmour E: email@example.com
8.00pm - 10.30pm
Melbourne Observatory and Zoom
For more information, contact Section Director: Stewart Beveridge
2.00pm - 5.00pm
Location: Moorleigh Community Centre (Bentmoor Men's Shed)
For further information contact Section Director: Mark Justice
6.00pm Sat 18-Feb - 8.00am Sun 19-Feb
Bring a plate to share for supper
Contact Section Director: Paul Gardiner (firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0439 374 159) for more information.
7.45pm - 10.45pm
Radio Astronomy Section meeting
Location: Melbourne Observatory and Zoom
For further information contact Section Director: Phil Costigan
8.00pm - 9.30pm
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.
Location: Moorleigh Community Centre (Bentmoor Men's Shed) 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.
For further information, contact Section Director: Vince Lo Schiavo
8.00pm - 9.30pm
Location: Discovery Science & Technology Centre, 7 Railway Pl, Bendigo VIC 3550, Australia
Sidewalk Astronomy is Bendigo's favourite astronomy event and is held every month next to the Discovery Science and Technology Centre, 7 Railway Place (opposite Marketplace).
Bring the family to see cool astro-stuff through our telescopes, our volunteers will give you a tour of the features of the night sky. Small groups are welcome.
For more information, contact: Brien Blackshaw, Ph 03 5447 7690, Email: email@example.com
More events: Calendar