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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.

 

 

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$5 Per Ticket!!

Buy a ticket to our “It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas Raffle” and go into the draw for your chance to win an 8” Dobsonian Telescope supplied by Optics Central!

Prize Kit comes with the following:  8” Skywatcher Dobsonian Telescope; 1 x Super 10mm Eyepiece; 1 x Super 25mm Eyepiece; 9 x 50mm Finderscope

 

Raffle Value $850. 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 on the 23rd December 2022 at Approx. 7:00pm.

Winner will be notified by email.

 Raffle Link  

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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

 

 

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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.

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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 2 December

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.

For further information contact Section Director: Vince Lo Schiavo


Tue 6 December

ASV Committee meeting

8.00pm - 10.00pm

Wed 7 December

Cosmology and Astro-Physics Section Meeting

8.00pm - 10.30pm

Discuss current news in Cosmology and Astro-Physics
The meeting will be held on Zoom 

Guest Speaker: Bruno Zielke
 
The main topic for discussion is: "Life of Stars" 

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

Contact: Ross Berner, Section Director
Mobile: 0403 167 004
Email:  cosmology@asv.org.au 

Fri 9 December

Junior Section

7.30pm - 9.30pm

Location: ASV Lodge

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

Sun 11 December

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 13 December

Women in the ASV virtual get together

7.30pm - 9.00pm

Wed 14 December

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: 
librarian@asv.org.au

Wed 14 December

ASV AstroTalk

8.00pm - 10.00pm

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


Join us at Mueller Hall, Birdwood Avenue in person for this month's AstroTalk!  FREE ENTRY!
Please arrive by 7:45pm for an 8pm start.

Can’t join us in person? Well this event will be streamed LIVE & FREE



YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/user/AstroSocietyVic

Facebook Link: https://www.facebook.com/theasv  

Twitch Link: https://www.twitch.tv/the_a_s_v

Sat 17 December

Instrument Making Section

2.00pm - 5.00pm

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

Mon 19 December

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 20 December

ASV Committee meeting

8.00pm - 9.30pm

Tue 3 January

ASV Committee meeting

8.00pm - 10.00pm

Wed 4 January

Cosmology and Astro-Physics Section Meeting

8.00pm - 10.30pm

Discuss current news in Cosmology and Astro-Physics
Topic:

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

Contact: Ross Berner, Section Director
Mobile: 0403 167 004
Email:  cosmology@asv.org.au 

Tue 10 January

Women in the ASV virtual get together

7.30pm - 9.00pm

More events: Calendar