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Internet Connectivity and Access
  
This LCA is shaping up to be full of astronomical goodness, and we're very near a bunch™ of very cool radio astronomy facilities.
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* Internet access will be available at the university by wired ports, located around the registration/morning tea area.
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* We hopefully should get access to the university wireless network
  
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.
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* Internet access will also be available at the college accommodation Trinity & St George's.
 
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* There will be a small fee as Internet is supplied via BigAir, for information/costs contact the colleges.
==Proposed BoF activities==
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* Visit to the [http://www.ivec.org/ivec-projects/pawsey/ Pawsey Centre]
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* Astronomy BoF lunch
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Please suggest any other activities below...
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==Confirmed BoF activities==
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===Perth Observatory Stargazing Night===
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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.
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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.
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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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* ANdrew Buckeridge
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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 17:50, 21 December 2013

Internet Connectivity and Access

  • Internet access will be available at the university by wired ports, located around the registration/morning tea area.
  • We hopefully should get access to the university wireless network
  • Internet access will also be available at the college accommodation Trinity & St George's.
  • There will be a small fee as Internet is supplied via BigAir, for information/costs contact the colleges.