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* '''When:''' Evening of Sat 4th or Sun 5th (TBC depending on interest and numbers)
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=Activities=
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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** Bianca Gibson
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** Nick Clifford
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** [[Steven Ellis]]
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** [[Cherie Ellis]]
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** Lisa and Andrew Sands
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** Karl-Johan Karlsson
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** [[User:Daryl Tester|Daryl Tester]]
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** [[User:Alan Robertson|Alan and Laura Robertson]]
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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.
  
* Interested in Sun 5th
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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.
** Jessica Smith
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** Sharon Harnett
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==Proposed BoF activities==
** Bianca Gibson
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** Chris Neugebauer
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* Visit to the [http://www.ivec.org/ivec-projects/pawsey/ Pawsey Centre]
** Jamie Birse
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* Astronomy BoF lunch
** Ben Savage
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** Mike Fabre ([https://twitter.com/mijofa1 @mijofa1], mijofa on IRC)
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Please suggest any other activities below...
** Benno Rice ([https://twitter.com/jeamland @jeamland], Holocaine on IRC)
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** Nick Clifford
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==Confirmed BoF activities==
** David Bell ([https://twitter.com/dtbell91 @dtbell91], dtbell91 on IRC)
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** Eyal Lebedinksy
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===Perth Observatory Stargazing Night===
** Tim Connors (tim.w.connors@gmail.com)
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** [[Steven Ellis]]
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http://perthobservatory.wa.gov.au/
** [[Cherie Ellis]]
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** Lisa and Andrew Sands
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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.
** [https://twitter.com/fukawi2 Phil Smith]
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** Mark Walkom
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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.
** Joel Wirāmu Pauling
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** [[Craige McWhirter]]
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'''The night we're booking for is Monday 6th January.'''
** [[Russell Coker]]
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** Adam Baxter (+1) (please talk to me about wheelchair accessibility of the chosen venue - I'll try to be as flexible as possible - linuxconf14@voltagex.org)
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Once you've made your booking, please add your name below so that I can keep track of those attending.
** [[Thomas Petazzoni]]
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** [[Katie Miller]]
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====Observatory tour attendees====
** [[User:Alan Robertson|Alan and Laura Robertson]]
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** [[Simon Lyall]]
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* Jessica Smith
** [[User:Lin Nah|Lin Nah]] (Twitter: [https://twitter.com/lin_nah @lin_nah])
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* Sharon Harnett
** [[Liz Quilty]]
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* Elizabeta Sørensen
** Karl-Johan Karlsson
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* Daniel Hall
** [[Mike O'Connor]]
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* [https://lca2014.linux.org.au/wiki/User:Andrew_Buckeridge Andrew Buckeridge]
** [[Tim Ansell]]
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* Sarah Allard
** Chris Willoughby
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* John McCabe-Dansted
** [[User:Arkady Gundroff|Arkady Gundroff]]
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* Nick Bannon
** [[Arjen Lentz]] ([https://twitter.com/arjenlentz @arjenlentz], arjenAU on freenode)
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* Eyal Lebedinsky
** [[Max Reeler]] (with Arjen)
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* Daniel Bryan
** Stephen Edmonds
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* Susannah Jack
** [[Volker Loetterle]]
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* Steve Boak
** [[User:Daryl Tester|Daryl Tester]]
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* Alan Langley
** [https://twitter.com/mattcen Matthew Cengia]
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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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* Alex Kelman
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* Camille Delos Santos
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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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'''Driver Name'''            '''Available seats for passengers'''
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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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EditName                EditSeats
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EditName                EditSeats

Revision as of 20:38, 4 January 2014

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

http://perthobservatory.wa.gov.au/

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

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.

FYI, the Observatory address is:

Department of Parks and Wildlife - Perth Observatory
337 Walnut Rd
Bickley WA 6076
Available rides
Driver Name             Available seats for passengers

Andrew Buckeridge       2
Ian Kent                4
John McCabe-Dansted     4
Nick Bannon             4
Sarah Allard            4
Steve Boak              2
EditName                EditSeats
EditName                EditSeats