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The '''Unprofessional Delegates Networking Session''' (or '''UnPDNS''') is the exciting event that gets run alongside the Professional Delegates Networking Session. It's for everyone who can't (or don't want to) go to the PDNS.
  
This LCA is shaping up to be full of astronomical goodness, and we're very near a bunch™ of very cool radio astronomy facilities.
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We took a break in 2013 when running the UnPDNS would have required us to wake up before 7am. Now that the PDNS is back in the evening, we're back for 2014. Woo.
  
To complement the Astronomy Miniconf, we're aiming to organise at least one site visit to an operational astronomy facility - most likely the [http://www.ivec.org/ivec-projects/pawsey/ Pawsey Centre], a new supercomputing facility that will be part of the SKA project.
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* '''When:''' Thursday night (when the PDNS is on)
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* '''Where:''' Not sure. We'll figure this out during the conference.
  
==Proposed BoF activities==
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=== Attending ===
  
* Visit to the [http://www.ivec.org/ivec-projects/pawsey/ Pawsey Centre]
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Please note yourself with a (V) if you are a vegetarian or vegan, so we can cater accordingly.
* Astronomy BoF lunch
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Please suggest any other activities below...
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# [[Christopher Neugebauer]] (might also be semi-running it sort of)
 
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# [https://twitter.com/LGnome Adam Harvey] (usually gets roped into some sort of organisational activity, or at least collecting money)
==Confirmed BoF activities==
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# Mike Fabre ([https://twitter.com/mijofa1 @mijofa1], mijofa on IRC)
 
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===Perth Observatory Stargazing Night===
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We've had very strong interest from delegates on the LCA2014 chat list in attending the Perth Observatory for a night-time stargazing tour. Everyone needs to make their own booking, and bookings need to be made soon as spots will fill up quickly. The observatory doesn't have an online booking/payment system, so you'll need to call them with your credit card details to reserve your spot.
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Bookings can be made by phoning (08) 9293 8255 between 8.30am and 3.30pm (AWST, 3 hours behind AEDT), Monday to Friday. Tickets are $38 for adults, $28 for children/concession card holders.
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'''The night we're booking for is Monday 6th January.'''
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Once you've made your booking, please add your name below so that I can keep track of those attending.
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====Observatory tour attendees====
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* Jessica Smith
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* Sharon Harnett
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Revision as of 12:28, 16 December 2013

The Unprofessional Delegates Networking Session (or UnPDNS) is the exciting event that gets run alongside the Professional Delegates Networking Session. It's for everyone who can't (or don't want to) go to the PDNS.

We took a break in 2013 when running the UnPDNS would have required us to wake up before 7am. Now that the PDNS is back in the evening, we're back for 2014. Woo.

  • When: Thursday night (when the PDNS is on)
  • Where: Not sure. We'll figure this out during the conference.

Attending

Please note yourself with a (V) if you are a vegetarian or vegan, so we can cater accordingly.

  1. Christopher Neugebauer (might also be semi-running it sort of)
  2. Adam Harvey (usually gets roped into some sort of organisational activity, or at least collecting money)
  3. Mike Fabre (@mijofa1, mijofa on IRC)