VicSouth Desert Spring Star Party
About 90 people made it to this second VicSouth, and over 20 of them stayed for this year's optional third night. Which was just as well because the third night was the only really clear night! Three nights became the standard duration for later VicSouths, with the occasional four-nighter if VicSouth occurred just before the Melbourne Cup (public holiday in Vic).
Also for the first time this year we had pre-booked the entire Lodge. This made it much easier to enforce light pollution control, and ensured that our nocturnal activities didn't bother other guests.
Australian Sky and Telescope
A four page report of the 2004 VicSouth was published in the February 2005 Australian Sky and Telescope magazine; and we've got their permission to publish these medium-resolution page scans of the article. Click on each image to load a larger (and readable) version.
go to VicSouth 2003
go to VicSouth 2005