The 19th Victorian Astronomical Convention (VASTROC) is being hosted by the Mornington Peninsula Astronomical Society in 2023, and you are invited.  This popular biennial 1-day gathering is open to members of all societies, as well as the public.

VASTROC 2023, which will be held at our Mt Martha Observatory facilities.

Topics can include anything to do with astronomy, space, astronautics, equipment, history, expeditions, outreach and so much more, and can be regular presentations or short workshops or even something more innovative.  Attendees in the past range from beginners to those with advanced knowledge, so talks should be aimed as such, with this being a chance to network and share with similarly curious minds.

Mornington Peninsula Astronomical Society – MPAS

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MPAS is excited once again to be hosting VASTROC, with 2023 being the 19th since its inception, and the first in-person event in four years. This whole day event will be held on Saturday 25th November.
This event is open to the public, and of course to all members of astronomy groups and other community groups with common interests and a fascination about the Universe.
The convention will contain workshops, talks, vendors, displays and interactive forums in a social atmosphere.
Keynote speaker: Dr Brad Tucker, Astronomer and Cosmologist, Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Mt. Stromlo Observatory at the Australian National University. He is also a well-recognised TV and radio spokesman for all things astronomy and space in Australia.
The ticket price of $80 per person includes lunch and dinner.
This is also a call for presentations, please email your intention to do so by 31/7/2023 to, giving the proposed title of the talk or workshop.  Talks are generally to be 20 minutes, plus questions.  Priority will be given to those who respond earliest.
For more information, itinerary and bookings visit our website at

Nerida Langcake | MPAS Secretary

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