This conference "Multiwavelength Surveys: A Vintage Decade" is the fifth in the Southern Cross Astrophysics Conference Series which is held annually in Australia. It will be held from June 4-8, 2012 amongst the vineyards of the Hunter Valley, one of Australia's premier wine growing regions.


The Southern Cross Astrophysics Conference Series aims to attract experts with wide ranging skills to discuss a particular astrophysical topic. For this meeting we will hear talks and have discussions on topics relating to optical, infrared, millimetre, and centimetre surveys - from surveys that cover large areas of sky to those that focus on a particular type of astrophysical object.

 With the many surveys that have been conducted in recent years and the increasing creation of large international collaborations tackling the big questions, it's timely to bring the community together to discuss the science outcomes from these recent surveys and how these results will inform planning for new surveys using next-generation telescopes.

Discussions will also cover tools and techniques for the visualisation and analysis of the large volume of data that stems from these multi-wavelength surveys.

Transit of Venus

The next transit of Venus will occur on June 6, 2012 and will be visible in Australia from beginning to end. In the Hunter Valley, the transit will start at approx. 8:16am (1st contact) and end at approx. 2:44pm (last contact). We hope to have telescopes for viewing the transit and to also host a public talk.

Important Dates

Note: Registration has now closed. Please contact the organisers [] if you wish to attend. December 1, 2011: First announcement December 14, 2011: Registration opens April 2, 2012: Accommodation block bookings released, Registration deadline June 3, 2012: Welcome reception June 4-8, 2012: Conference