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'''Shops and Supplies'''
  
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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# Food & Drinks
 
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#* IGA http://www.accesswa.com.au/Pages/Feature.aspx?FeatureID=1023
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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#* Butcher https://plus.google.com/118259996039318785012/about?gl=au&hl=en
 
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#* Spices super market https://plus.google.com/110520371548918225043/about?gl=au&hl=en
==Proposed BoF activities==
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#* Barret's Bread https://plus.google.com/116702637805476275263/about?gl=au&hl=en
 
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#* La Galette De France https://plus.google.com/115586529517345221100/about?gl=au&hl=en
* Visit to the [http://www.ivec.org/ivec-projects/pawsey/ Pawsey Centre]
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# Medical
* Astronomy BoF lunch
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#* Pharmacy Chemist http://www.truelocal.com.au/business/broadway-fair-pharmacy/crawley
 
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#* Hollywood Pharmacy https://plus.google.com/107236633522573603282/about?gl=au&hl=en
Please suggest any other activities below...
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# News agents & Books
 
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#* Rogers newsagency https://plus.google.com/104116902038577159354/about?gl=au&hl=en
==Confirmed BoF activities==
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#* Robert Muir Old & Rare Books https://plus.google.com/113929626815166003724/about?gl=au&hl=en
 
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#* White Dwarf Books. Science fiction + Fantasy Bookshop. http://whitedwarfbooks.com Not an online bookshop. Website has hours, address + map. [https://www.facebook.com/pages/White-Dwarf-Books/210448368972658 Facebook page]
===Perth Observatory Stargazing Night===
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#* Boffins Technical + Specialist Books. 806 Hay St, Perth. http://www.boffinsbookshop.com.au
 
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# Electronics, Computers
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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#* PCXtra https://plus.google.com/117687152766334948000/about?gl=au&hl=en
 
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#* JB Hi-Fi Claremont Quarter https://plus.google.com/109712692517897704258/about?gl=au&hl=en
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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#* Claremont Camera store https://plus.google.com/109315728089960126471/about?gl=au&hl=en
 
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#* Officeworks Fremantle https://plus.google.com/118028664875456795202/about?gl=au&hl=en
'''The night we're booking for is Monday 6th January.'''
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#* Dicksmith Fremantle http://catalogues.dse.com.au/store/dick-smith-fremantle.html
 
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#* Better range of Computer hardware is Netplus and PLE
Once you've made your booking, please add your name below so that I can keep track of those attending.
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#** http://www.netplus.com.au/contact-and-location
 
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#** http://ple.com.au/ContactUs.aspx
====Observatory tour attendees====
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#* Altronics http://www.altronics.com.au/index.asp?area=cont Short walk north of Perth CBD, good source for hobbyist components.
 
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* Jessica Smith
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* Sharon Harnett
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* Elizabeta Sørensen
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* Daniel Hall
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* Andrew Buckeridge
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* Sarah Allard
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* John McCabe-Danstead
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* Nick Bannon
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* Eyal Lebedinsky
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* Daniel Bryan
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* Susannah Jack
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* Steve Boak
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* Alan Langley
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* Ian Kent
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* [https://lca2014.linux.org.au/wiki/User:Joel_Wir%C4%81mu_Pauling Joel Wirāmu Pauling]
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* [[Arjen Lentz]] ([https://twitter.com/arjenlentz @arjenlentz], arjenAU on freenode)
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* [[Max Reeler]] (with Arjen)
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====Transportation====
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The logistics of getting everyone to the observatory is possibly going to be tricky. Getting there by public bus would take a little over 2 hours, which almost certainly rules that out. The only viable options would seem to be car-pooling (locals and/or sharing hire cars and/or sharing cabs). The observatory is 38km from UWA. If enough people book for the observatory ~and~ if we can coordinate things well enough, it may be possible to book (a) mini-bus(ses) for the evening if we can find people with the appropriate licence amongst delegates, or we may be able to book a charter bus if we get 40+ people going. But that all takes organisation and (most importantly) the ability to collect money in advance - which usually proves difficult, at best.
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To get a feel for how doable car-pooling is, if you're a Perth local (or will have a hire car on the Monday evening) and are able to assist with transport, please put your name and number of spare seats available below.
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fyi, the Observatory address is:
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Department of Parks and Wildlife - Perth Observatory
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337 Walnut Rd
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Bickley WA 6076
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=====Available rides=====
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'''Name'''                    '''Available seats'''
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Andrew Buckeridge      2
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Ian Kent                4
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John McCabe-Dansted    4
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Nick Bannon            4
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Sarah Allard            4
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Steve Boak              2
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Revision as of 20:31, 3 January 2014

Shops and Supplies

  1. Food & Drinks
  2. Medical
  3. News agents & Books
  4. Electronics, Computers