Welcome to NACAA

The NACAA convention has been held across Australia since 1967, and has become a significant national forum at which amateur astronomers can exchange experiences, stay abreast of the latest trends, foster co-operative activities between individuals, societies and the professional sphere, and network amongst their peers throughout Australia and beyond.


The 27th NACAA will be held over Easter 2016 at the University of Sydney. The venue is the New Law Building Annex lecture theatres, and the convention dinner will be held in the Great Hall. Stay tuned for further announcements regarding the preliminary programme, and accommodation and transport options.

Dinner speaker

Professor Fred Watson, AM, distinguished astronomer, musician, and patron of SASI, will be the dinner speaker at NACAA XXVII. This promises to be a great evening, which appropriately will be held in Sydney University's Great Hall.


The 10th Trans-Tasman Symposium on Occultations will be held in conjunction with NACAA again in 2016. The symposium will start in the afternoon of Sunday March 27, and continue on Monday March 28. Stay tuned for further announcements.


We are happy to announce that the 4th Variable Stars South Symposium will be held prior to NACAA XXVII on Friday March 25 2016. Full details will be provided in due course.

Call for Presentations

The Programme Committee invites everyone to consider making a presentation at NACAA XXVII. Full details can be found here.


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