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There are a few official, and a few unofficial social events planned during LCA.
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=Activities=
  
=== Pre-conference ===
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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.
  
==== [[Social Events/Pre-conference dinner|Pre-conference dinner]] (unofficial event) ====
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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.
* '''When:''' Evening of Sat 4th or Sun 5th (TBC depending on interest and numbers)
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Please put your name down on the attached page if you're interested
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* Interested in Sat 4th
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** Jessica Smith
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** Sharon Harnett
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** Bianca Gibson
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** Chris Neugebauer
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** Nick Clifford
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** [[Steven Ellis]]
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** Cherie Ellis
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* Interested in Sun 5th
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==Proposed BoF activities==
** Jessica Smith
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** Sharon Harnett
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** Bianca Gibson
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** Chris Neugebauer
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** Jamie Birse
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** Ben Savage
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** Mike Fabre ([https://twitter.com/mijofa1 @mijofa1], mijofa on IRC)
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** Benno Rice ([https://twitter.com/jeamland @jeamland], Holocaine on IRC)
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** Nick Clifford
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** David Bell ([https://twitter.com/dtbell91 @dtbell91], dtbell91 on IRC)
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** Eyal Lebedinksy
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** Tim Connors (tim.w.connors@gmail.com)
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** [[Steven Ellis]]
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** Cherie Ellis
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=== Monday 6th Jan ===
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* Visit to the [http://www.ivec.org/ivec-projects/pawsey/ Pawsey Centre]
==== Flock of Kiwis ====
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* Astronomy BoF lunch
Unofficial gathering of the NZ contingent
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* Organiser [[Steven Ellis]]
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* Nick Clifford
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=== Tuesday 7th Jan ===
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Please suggest any other activities below...
  
* Speakers Dinner (official event)
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==Confirmed BoF activities==
** '''When:''' TBA
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=== Wednesday 8th Jan===
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===Perth Observatory Stargazing Night===
* Linux Australia AGM 2014
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** '''When:''' 5:30PM
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* Penguin Dinner (official event)
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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.
** '''When:''' Evening
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** To be on the Swan River foreshore
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=== Thursday 9th Jan===
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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.
  
* Professional Delegates Networking Session (official event)
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'''The night we're booking for is Monday 6th January.'''
** '''When:''' Thursday
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* [[Social Events/UnPDNS|UnProfessional Delegates Networking Session]] (unofficial event)
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Once you've made your booking, please add your name below so that I can keep track of those attending.
** '''When''': Whenever the PDNS is on. Details to follow.
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=== Other ===
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====Observatory tour attendees====
  
# Not sure if these count but
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* Jessica Smith
* We will be doing a day and or nights of BoFs
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* Sharon Harnett
* Open Day is not confirmed yet. If you would like to be involved email contact@lca2014.linux.org.au
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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

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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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