NACAA XXV Programme

The programme for NACAA XXV was an exciting mix of amateur and professional speakers from around Australia. The 2012 convention is presented here in summary; please follow the hyperlinks for detailed information regarding each session. An alternative view of the schedule can be seen here

  Friday 6th April Saturday 7th April Sunday 8th April Monday 9th April
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9:00 Registration Opens Convention Opening and Opening Address by:
Professor Michael Drinkwater and Dr Tamara Davis
'A Nobel Cause'
Spectrography and Variable Star Research Fire in the Sky

Total Eclipse 2012

 Eclipse Imaging Workshop Sixth Trans-Tasman Symposium on Occultations
10:30 Morning Tea Morning Tea Morning Tea
11:00 Astronomy 101
(Free Event)
Second Variable Star South Colloquium Double stars General Astronomy Perdrix Address by Martin George: 'The Life of Grote Reber' followed by the NACAA AGM  Eclipse Imaging Workshop Sixth Trans-Tasman Symposium on Occultations
12:30   Lunch Lunch Lunch   Lunch
13:30 Astronomy 101
(Free Event)
Second Variable Star South Colloquium Pro-Am Collaboration Transit of Venus 2012

Lovejoy by Lovejoy

Occultations and Astro Science General Astronomy   Sixth Trans-Tasman Symposium on Occultations
15:00   Afternoon Tea Afternoon Tea Afternoon Tea Convention Closes
15:30-17:00 Live from GEMINI North, Hawaii Second Variable Star South Colloquium Variable Stars Supernova Discovery with the BOSS Team and Dr Tamara Davis Occultations Brisbane Planetarium Special
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Welcome Function

6pm til 8pm

Convention Dinner

7pm til 10pm

Guest Speaker: Vince Ford from Mount Stromlo
'40 Years Behind the Telescope, how a starry-eyed school kid turned into a "real" astronomer'

Presentation of the Berenice and Arthur Page Medal
 

Convention BBQ

6pm til 9pm

Presentation of the Astral Award for Best Speaker