The 2022 CWAS AstroFest
2022 CWAS AstroFest

23 - 24 July 2022



The CWAS AstroFest is back!

Following the two year hiatus brought on by the COVID-19 lockdowns, the 2022 CWAS AstroFest is returning to the Central West. We have an exciting programme of events, spread over two days, beginning on Saturday, 23 July 2022.


The Conference Programme: Saturday, 23 July 2022

From 09:00    Registration

10:00-11:00    Blake Estes -itelescope.net Observatory Manager, Australia : "Bringing the night sky to you"

11:30-12:30    Garry Copper - President, Tamworth Regional Astronomy Centre : "The establishment of the Tamworth Astronomy and Science Centre"

12:30-13:15    Lunch - Provided for all registrants

13:15-14:15    Arvind Ramana - Director, Technology Uplift, Australian Space Agency : "G'Day Moon - Australia's Journey to the Moon"

14:30-15:00    Civic Reception:  Hosted by Parkes Mayor, Cr Ken Keith

15:00-16:00    Presentation of the 2022 CWAS "David Malin Awards":   Presented by Dr David Malin.

16:30-17:30    TBA : "TBA"  - The John Bolton Lecture

From 18:30    Conference Dinner - Quality Inn Parkes International Hotel.


The Conference Programme: Sunday, 24 July 2022

From 09:00    Daytime astronomy by the CWAS members - all day (weather permitting).

10:00-10:30    Official opening of the 2022 CWAS "David Malin Awards" exhibition in the Bowen Room.

11:30-12:30    John Sarkissian - CSIRO Parkes Observatory:   Free Public Lecture in the Bolton Room



Click here for Accommodation Information in Parkes

Details of this year's CWAS "David Malin Awards", along with the link to submit entries, can be found at the following web page:

It is great to be back. Come and see the real thing and enjoy the hospitality of the Central West.


CWAS AstroFest
Organising Committee


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