Previous NACAAs

National astronomy conferences have been held all over Australia since 1967. The first conference that was actually titled "NACAA" was held in 1972. The conference name was coined by the late John Perdrix (ASV, ASWA), and is pronounced with a hard "C" to rhyme with "backer".

Perdrix's paper on the early NACAAs is attached below. Copies of the original documents for these early events can be found by clicking on the links for those events.

Year City Hosts
2018 Ballarat Ballaarat Astronomical Society
2016 Sydney Sutherland Astronomical Society
2014 Melbourne Astronomical Society of Victoria
2012 Brisbane Astronomical Association of Queensland
2010 Canberra Canberra Astronomical Society
2008 Penrith NACAA Inc and the Western Sydney Amateur Astronomy Group
2006 Frankston Mornington Peninsula Astronomical Society
2004 Hobart Astronomical Society of Tasmania
2002 Adelaide Astronomical Society of South Australia
2000 Perth Astronomy WA
1998 Sutherland Sutherland Astronomical Society
1996 Brisbane Astronomical Association of Queensland,
Southern Astronomical Society,
Brisbane Astronomical Society,
Southeast Queensland Astronomical Society
1994 Canberra Canberra Astronomical Society
1992 Adelaide Astronomical Society of South Australia
1990 Frankston Astronomical Society of Frankston,
Astronomical Society of Victoria
1988 Sydney Astronomical Society of New South Wales,
British Astronomical Association (NSW Branch),
Sutherland Astronomical Society
1986 Hobart Astronomical Society of Tasmania
1984 Perth Astronomical Society of Western Australia
1982 Brisbane Astronomical Association of Queensland
1980 Geelong Astronomical Society of Geelong
1978 Canberra Canberra Astronomical Society
1976 Sydney Astronomical Society of New South Wales
1974 Adelaide Astronomical Society of South Australia
1972 Melbourne Astronomical Society of Victoria
1970 Wollongong Illawarra Astronomical Society
1969 Ballarat Ballarat Astronomical Society
1968 Port Macquarie Port Macquarie Astronomical Association
1967 Canberra James Cook Astronomers Club,
Pacific Astronomical Society
1966 Katoomba Initial planning meeting
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