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# [[Emacs BoF]]
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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.
# [[HAM Radio BoF]]
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=== Running BoF ===
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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.
  
6am conference mornings from the front of Trinity College.
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==Proposed BoF activities==
  
Conference mornings, Perth has no Daylight saving and it will be hot in January, we will be keen to get a morning run out of the way early.
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* Visit to the [http://www.ivec.org/ivec-projects/pawsey/ Pawsey Centre]
In past years we have met up at 6am to head out for a run, anyone keen to join in is welcome. There are a large number of options in the Kings park area to really enjoy a morning run.
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* Astronomy BoF lunch
  
My initial suggestion is meet out the front of Trinity College each morning and we can find runs to do into Kings Park and along the river. I have done some runs in both areas in the past and it really is worthwhile. There ares ome interesting features such as Jacobs Ladder, a set of stairs many runners test them selves out on at the end of Cliff St at the other end of the park. Good trails through the park and some great scenery along the river for easier runs.
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Please suggest any other activities below...
  
Also possbly of interest to anyone arriving early (there in time for Saturday morning 4th of Jan or still around the following Saturday morning 11th Jan) there are free timed weekly 5km runs all around Australia called Parkrun. They started in the UK and there a re a huge number over there. In Perth there are 3 on and the closest to the campus is Claisebrook Cove. http://www.parkrun.com.au/claisebrookcove/
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==Confirmed BoF activities==
  
I will be competing in both of them as an out of state tourist. To compete and get a time you need to register and bring a printed barcode to the event.
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===Perth Observatory Stargazing Night===
  
===Monday afternoon/evening===
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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.
  
# [[Astronomy BoF]]
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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.
  
====17:40 - 18:40====
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'''The night we're booking for is Monday 6th January.'''
  
https://lca2014.linux.org.au/programme/schedule/monday
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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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===Tuesday afternoon/evening 17:40 - 18:40===
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* Jessica Smith
https://lca2014.linux.org.au/programme/schedule/tuesday
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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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# OSIA http://www.osia.com.au
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====Transportation====
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===Saturday 11th ===
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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.
  
[[Castledare Miniature Railway Bof]]
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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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=====Available rides=====
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'''Name'''                    '''Available seats'''
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Andrew Buckeridge      2
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Sarah Allard            4
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John McCabe-Dansted    4
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EditName                EditSeats
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EditName                EditSeats
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EditName                EditSeats

Revision as of 01:43, 3 January 2014

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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
  • Elizabeta Sørensen
  • Daniel Hall
  • Andrew Buckeridge
  • Sarah Allard
  • John McCabe-Danstead
  • Nick Bannon
  • Eyal Lebedinsky

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

Andrew Buckeridge       2
Sarah Allard            4
John McCabe-Dansted     4
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EditName                EditSeats
EditName                EditSeats