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Accommodation this year is being handled by the University Colleges directly
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'''Google map to help determine walking distances and such [https://maps.google.com.au/maps/ms?msid=203690229318625352519.0004e5ac798d2734b1b8a&msa=0 Click Here.]'''
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This LCA is shaping up to be full of astronomical goodness, and we're very near a bunch™ of very cool radio astronomy facilities.
* Located directly across the road about a 10 min walk from the University
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* Wheel chair access under nearth the highway. There are a bunch of different ways to get from the colleges to the university.
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# We recommend staying in the colleges as it's a very short walking distance to LCA.
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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.
# Keeps you close to all the action and social activities.
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# Our LCA team will be staying here also and the rooms are pretty good.
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== Trinity College ==
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==Proposed BoF activities==
* 219 Rooms are available, mix of standard student rooms, flats, self contained and ensuite rooms
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* http://www.trinity.uwa.edu.au/content/guest-accommodation/accommodation-and-rates.html
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* Rates from $66.00 per person per night, including breakfast
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* https://maps.google.com.au/maps?q=-31.976046,115.814363&ll=-31.975746,115.818912&spn=0.005825,0.006588&num=1&t=m&z=17
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# Booking form here. Once completed the college accommodation will contact you directly to confirm your booking.
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# https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1sKhso2N9zy7gC68UhDTd_KvNqbsoLgH0SjYVVeOzqOA/viewform
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''# Speakers have reserved accommodation if you choose it, email contact@lca2014.linux.org.au attn Paul if you would like the code''
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== St George's College ==
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* Visit to the [http://www.ivec.org/ivec-projects/pawsey/ Pawsey Centre]
* 136 Rooms are available during LCA.
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* Astronomy BoF lunch
* Room types dean suite, single rooms with ensuite and standard student rooms
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* http://www.stgeorgescollege.com.au/accommodation/room-types-and-amenities/
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* https://maps.google.com.au/maps?q=-31.973989,115.821624&ll=-31.973471,115.821626&spn=0.005825,0.006588&num=1&t=m&z=17&iwloc=A
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* Rates from $70.00 per person per night including breakfast.
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* St George's have advised they have a few older rooms without air con, but they do have ceiling fans.
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# Booking form here. Once completed the college accommodation will contact you directly to confirm your booking.
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# https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1sKhso2N9zy7gC68UhDTd_KvNqbsoLgH0SjYVVeOzqOA/viewform
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''# Speakers have reserved accommodation if you choose it, email contact@lca2014.linux.org.au attn Paul if you would like the code''
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== Internet ==
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Please suggest any other activities below...
* Internet will be available, please ensure you bring a cat5 network patch lead/cable.
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* We will do our best to get wireless set up around the accommodation and the university.
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==Confirmed BoF activities==
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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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* KP O'Toole
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* Daniel Hall
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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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Revision as of 12:00, 16 December 2013

Contents

Activities

This LCA is shaping up to be full of astronomical goodness, and we're very near a bunch™ of very cool radio astronomy facilities.

To complement the Astronomy Miniconf, we're aiming to organise at least one site visit to an operational astronomy facility - most likely the Pawsey Centre, a new supercomputing facility that will be part of the SKA project.

Proposed BoF activities

Please suggest any other activities below...

Confirmed BoF activities

Perth Observatory Stargazing Night

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.

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.

The night we're booking for is Monday 6th January.

Once you've made your booking, please add your name below so that I can keep track of those attending.

Observatory tour attendees

  • Jessica Smith
  • Sharon Harnett
  • KP O'Toole
  • Daniel Hall

Transportation

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.

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.

Available rides
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