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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.
# We recommend staying in the colleges as it's a very short 5-10 min walking distance to LCA.
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# Keeps you close to all the action and social activities.
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# Our LCA team will be staying at Trinity and St Georges College's.
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* Wheel chair access under the highway, it is a flat ramp with a bit of an incline.
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Trinity would be a better place to stay for wheel chair accessibility.
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== St George's College ==
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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.
* Rooms are available and reserved for LCA2014.
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* Various Room types, check the college website or contact the college for more information
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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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'''# Booking form here. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1sKhso2N9zy7gC68UhDTd_KvNqbsoLgH0SjYVVeOzqOA/viewform
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== Trinity College ==
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==Proposed BoF activities==
* Rooms are available and reserved for LCA2014.
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* Various Room types, check the college website or contact the college for more information
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* http://www.trinity.uwa.edu.au/
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* https://maps.google.com.au/maps?q=-31.975773,115.81434&num=1&t=h&z=17
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'''# Booking form here. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1sKhso2N9zy7gC68UhDTd_KvNqbsoLgH0SjYVVeOzqOA/viewform
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== Booking confirmation information ==
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* Visit to the [http://www.ivec.org/ivec-projects/pawsey/ Pawsey Centre]
The lca2014 team have received your request for accommodation and a reservation has been made for your room.
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* Astronomy BoF lunch
  
The college will contact you for a final booking confirmation, including room information and check in check out details within 3 business days.
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Please suggest any other activities below...
  
Full payment to the College is required on checkout.
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==Confirmed BoF activities==
  
For any changes or questions about accommodation, please contact the College directly:
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===Perth Observatory Stargazing Night===
St Georges College http://www.stgeorgescollege.com.au/
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Trinity College http://www.trinity.uwa.edu.au/
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Please visit the Transport Page on how to get to and from the Airport https://lca2014.linux.org.au/wiki/Main_Page#Airport_shuttle_transport for information
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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.
  
Thanking you lca2014 team
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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.
http://lca2014.linux.org.au #lca2014
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== Internet ==
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'''The night we're booking for is Monday 6th January.'''
* Internet should be provided by the college. Colleges use BigAir to provide their Internet Wifi/LAN
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* We recommend you use a 3G/4G hotspot or use the internet we provide at the university
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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
Name                    Available seats

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