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The '''Unprofessional Delegates Networking Session''' (or '''UnPDNS''') is the exciting event that gets run alongside the Professional Delegates Networking Session. It's for everyone who can't (or don't want to) go to the PDNS.
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=Activities=
  
We took a break in 2013 when running the UnPDNS would have required us to wake up before 7am. Now that the PDNS is back in the evening, we're back for 2014. Woo.
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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.
  
* '''When:''' Thursday night (when the PDNS is on).
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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.
* '''Where:''' Site 5, Matilda Bay Reserve, right next to the University. See [http://www.dec.wa.gov.au/images/stories/parks/key_attractions/mb_reserve_map_2010_2.jpg this map] for info.
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* '''What:''' A BBQ (to be confirmed). Food will be $5, and we'll be selling various soft drinks. Alcohol is '''strictly BYO only'''; selling alcohol is in contravention of Western Australia liquor licensing laws.
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=== Attending ===
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==Proposed BoF activities==
  
Add your name so we can figure out how much food to buy. If you're a vegetarian or vegan, add a '''(V)''', so we know how much vegetarian stuff to buy.
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* Visit to the [http://www.ivec.org/ivec-projects/pawsey/ Pawsey Centre]
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* Astronomy BoF lunch
  
# [[Christopher Neugebauer]] (might also be semi-running it sort of)
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Please suggest any other activities below...
# [https://twitter.com/LGnome Adam Harvey] (usually gets roped into some sort of organisational activity, or at least collecting money)
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# Mike Fabre ([https://twitter.com/mijofa1 @mijofa1], mijofa on IRC)
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==Confirmed BoF activities==
# Bianca Gibson (bianca.rachel.gibson@gmail.com) (No heavily processed foods from need, not preference. BBQd meat fillet and fresh salad (chop up veges and throw them in a bowl) with optional home made dressing is fine. Happy to help with cooking.)
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# Elizabeta Sørensen ([https://twitter.com/zemmiph0bia @zemmiph0bia])(happy to help with cooking, fructose and gluten free)
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===Perth Observatory Stargazing Night===
# [[Craige McWhirter]] - eater of all things. Will help [[Christopher Neugebauer]] if he needs a hand.
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# [[Daniel Bryan]] +1 other. Will help with vegetarian food (a nice salad  or sth) [https://twitter.com/lodoicea @lodoicea]
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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.
# [[Russell Coker]] Happy to help out. Don't need anything special to eat, sausages in bread is great.
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# [[Mike O'Connor]] I'll easy most BBQ food, happy to help
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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.
# [[Devdas Bhagat]] Happy to help
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# David Bell (Happy to help with organising, cooking and eating)
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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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* Elizabeta Sørensen
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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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=====Available rides=====
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Andrew Buckeridge      2
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Revision as of 16:53, 19 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
  • Elizabeta Sørensen
  • 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

Andrew Buckeridge       2
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