Astronomical Society Of Victoria
The Astronomical Society of Victoria Inc. is a Melbourne based Society (but with many country members) for people interested in Astronomy, attracting and catering for people with from a wide range of ages and a wide range of abilities and interests.
The Society was founded in 1922 and celebrated its 80th year in 2002. It has a Membership of approximately 800,the largest in Australia and perhaps the world.
ASV Incorporated has a Constitution which should be read before applying for membership. Its activities are coordinated by a Council of Officers, Councillors and Section Directors who meet monthly. New members are encouraged to talk to Directors of the Section(s) they wish to participate in.
For over 50 years the ASV has played a major role in the care of buildings and facilities at the Old Melbourne Observatory. The ASV has a 20" telescope, other facilities and weekly activities at its Society Rooms in Burwood.
It owns a property called the Leon Mow Dark Sky Site north of Melbourne, which has a pristine sky for deep sky observing. A 25" telescope is also sited there. The ASV maintains a Library and also produces an annual Yearbook and a bi-monthly Newsletter.
Our members conduct Astronomy for the People gatherings throughout the year, bringing telescopes and astronomy to Melbourne's parks and schools.
Informative Monthly Meetings are held in the evening of the second Wednesday of each month (except in January when it is held on a Saturday evening).