NACAA XXVIII, Ballarat 2018

The 28th NACAA will be hosted by the Ballaarat Astronomical Society in collaboration with the Ballarat Municipal Observatory and Museum. The Ballarat Observatory is the oldest operating public observatory in Australia, marking its 132nd Anniversary in 2018.

The event is over the 2018 Easter weekend, 30th March to 2nd April.

NACAA aims to bring together amateur (and not-so-amateur) astronomers from Australia, New Zealand, and beyond to share in learning, disseminating and planning cutting-edge astronomical work in the region.

As always, this event entails a full weekend, Friday to Monday, encompassing various presentations, workshops, symposium and posters, covering a great width of astronomical work including observing, instrumentation, education, research, history and local activities.

There is truly a vast amount of important astronomical activity taking place amongst amateur astronomers in Australia and New Zealand.

NACAA is an opportunity for those active to share their knowledge with the broader community. The standard of work amongst amateurs is such that collaboration occurs between professionals and amateurs.

The venue will be the Mercure Motel, just down the hill from the Ballarat Observatory where the Welcome Function will be held on Friday 30th March.

Map of location of Mercure Motel and Ballarat Observatory