What is TastroFest?
Tasmania has some of the cleanest and clearest skies in the world. It just stands to reason that we celebrate our location with a festival of astronomy.
Spanning the 40th to the 44th parallel, Tasmania has the unique gift of being an excellent location for Aurora Australis spotting for most of the year. Those roaring 40s winds also push the clouds across pretty efficiently and can enable a great night viewing when least expecting it.
Our mission is to teach everyone, no matter what their background or level of knowledge, how to enjoy the night sky. We will gather once a year and revel in the staggering complexity of the universe and be in awe of its beauty.