One of the many organisations helping to bring AstroLight2016 to you is the Astronomical Society of Victoria, Inc (ASV). The ASV will be at the festival in force again this year with their MANY telescopes set up on the oval and a couple of stands to tell you and show you what they do. They also have many groups within the ASV, including the Junior section and the Radio Astronomy section among many others – something for everyone!
A little more information from ASV:
The ASV is dedicated to helping people like you explore the Universe.
Want to see the shapes of the constellations? Wish you knew what that bright star is called? Do you want to look through a telescope at the planets? Think you’d like to have access to a rural observing site where the stars are so bright the Milky Way casts a shadow? Would you like to borrow a large telescope, for three months at a time, to look at whatever you want in the Universe?
These are some of the things that the ASV offers its members!
Formed nearly a century ago, the ASV is the largest such organisation in the southern hemisphere with over 1,000 members of all ages and abilities. You can do a beginner’s course, borrow books/charts/DVDs and the like from the ASV Library, attend Members’ Nights at Melbourne Observatory, have access to the 20-inch telescope at the ASV Lodge in Burwood, go to any of the four large Star Parties at a dark sky site. You could also stay overnight at our country property, or simply join in with one, or all, of our 19 special interest sections like Astrophotography, Lunar and Planetary observing, Comet Section, Deep Sky and the list goes on.
All this plus much, much more is available when you become a member of the ASV.
We’re a friendly bunch, come join us under the stars and talk to us at the festival!
See the official Scienceworks What’s On page for further details and ticket sales. Tickets are limited, so get in quick!