Victoria Astronomy Convention VASTROC is a biennial conference for Amateur Astronomers from around Victoria.

The 17th VASTROC will be held on Saturday of August 10th 2019, aligning with the 50th Anniversary of Mornington Peninsula Astronomical Society and National Science Week.
It will be held at the regional Briars Astronomical Observatory and surrounding facilities in Mount Martha.

This event will be open not only to members of astronomy groups, but also to other community groups with common interests and, indeed, to all members of the public with a fascination about the Universe.

The convention will contain workshops, talks, displays and interactive forums in a social atmosphere. Its broad theme will be the Moon (with recent 50 year), and all things Apollo will be encouraged and celebrated.

Additionally one of the session streams on the Saturday afternoon will be dedicated to an Astrophotography Workshop.
This will be followed by the traditional VASTROC dinner, included in the cost of $100.

More details at Visitors from interstate and overseas are of course most welcome, too!

Topics include:

  • Gravitational waves
  • Astronomy for Beginners
  • Astrophotography
  • Keeping our skies dark
  • Astronomy outreach
  • and much more

The atmosphere of a VASTROC is relaxed and all astronomers, new and old, locals and from interstate or overseas are most welcome. Astronomical societies around Victoria are a great place to start exploring your interest in Astronomy and viewing the night sky.

Past VASTROC Hosts

2017 MBO
2015 BDAS
2013 ASV
2011 MPAS
2009 BAS