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Victorian Astronomy Convention
Fri., 05/05/2017, 7:00 pm – Sun., 07/05/2017, 1:00 pm AEST
The Victoria Astronomy Convention VASTROC is a Biennial conference for Amateur Astronomers from around Victoria. The program will include talks and workshops suitable for beginners all the way to experienced hands. Topics will include:
Astronomy for Beginners
Keeping our skies dark
and much more
The atmosphere of a VASTROC is relaxed and all astronomers, new and old, are most welcome. Astronomical societies around Victoria are a great place to start exploring your interest in Astronomy and viewing the night sky. Come and find your astronomical home at VASTROC 2017!
Conference tickets are now available.
The preliminary conference program is here. The conference is catered, with a welcome bbq on Friday night, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea on Saturday and morning tea on Sunday.
A highlight of the conference will be the Saturday dinner, a three course meal followed by entertaining guest speaker Adam Carey talking about "light pollution and making our cities dark again" and telescope viewing.
All conference participants get free admission to the Friday welcome function with their ticket.
There are a range of ways you can participate in the conference.
All inclusive tickets: include entry to the Friday welcome function, all conference sessions and the conference dinner. Includes morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea on Saturday and morning tea on Sunday.
Conference only tickets: include entry to the Friday welcome function and all conference sessions. Includes morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea on Saturday and morning tea on Sunday
Single session tickets: include entry to the Friday welcome function and entry to one of the three half-day conference sessions. The sessions are Saturday morning, Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning. Morning or afternoon tea is included (and lunch if purchased for a Saturday session).
Conference dinner only: Join us for the conference dinner, guest speaker and telescope viewing. All welcome. A great way to spend Saturday night!
Student prices are available to participants under the age of 18 or still in secondary schooling.
For information on accommodation go to https://www.vastroc.net/accommodation