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Bookings are essential as space is limited!

Adults $100.00 Dinner $40

Map to the Briars


The Victorian Astronomy Convention, VASTROC, is a biennial conference for all amateur Astronomers in Victoria. It is hosted in odd years by the different astronomical societies around the State.

MPAS is excited once again to be hosting VASTROC, with 2019 being the 17th since its inception.

The next is set for the weekend of 20th & 21st of July 2019, aligning with the 50th Anniversary of the Moon landing (and also the Society's formation). 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, 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.

More detail and a call for speakers will be posted here closer to the event, so save the date!

If you wish to be included on future notifications about the event, then simply send an email to, with title of "VASTROC".

See you there.