NACAA XXIX, Parkes 2020

The 29th NACAA will be held in the NSW regional city of Parkes over the 2020 Easter weekend, 10-13 April. The event will be hosted by the Central West Astronomical Society.

Registrations are now open. Click here.

The theme for this NACAA is "Astronomy and the Citizen". The programme covers four days at our venue, the Services Club, Short Street, Parkes. Click here to see the Programme details.

NACAA will be accompanied by other significant events, including the 6th Variable Star South Symposium, and the 14th Trans-Tasman Symposium on Occultations.


CWAS is excited to be hosting our first NACAA in Parkes, but we are not new to hosting events, being the home of the annual Astrofest and the David Malin Awards.

The Central West of NSW is a vast area, boasting some of the darkest skies in NSW. In addition to the many private observatories, the region is host to numerous professional astronomical facilities, such as the Parkes Radio Observatory, the AAO and Siding Springs Observatories to the north, and the Mt. Stromlo Observatory and the Tidbinbilla tracking station to the south.