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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.
  
==== 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 below 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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* 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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=== Tuesday 7th Jan ===
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* Visit to the [http://www.ivec.org/ivec-projects/pawsey/ Pawsey Centre]
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* Astronomy BoF lunch
  
* Speakers Dinner (official event)
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Please suggest any other activities below...
** '''When:''' TBA
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=== Wednesday 8th Jan===
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==Confirmed BoF activities==
* Linux Australia AGM 2014
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** '''When:''' 5:30PM
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* Penguin Dinner (official event)
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===Perth Observatory Stargazing Night===
** '''When:''' Evening
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** To be on the Swan River foreshore
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=== Thursday 9th Jan===
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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.
  
* Professional Delegates Networking Session (official event)
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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.
** '''When:''' Thursday
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* [[Social Events/UnPDNS|UnProfessional Delegates Networking Session]] (unofficial event)
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'''The night we're booking for is Monday 6th January.'''
** '''When''': Whenever the PDNS is on. Details to follow.
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=== Other ===
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Once you've made your booking, please add your name below so that I can keep track of those attending.
  
# Not sure if these count but
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====Observatory tour attendees====
* We will be doing a day and or nights of BoFs
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* Open Day is not confirmed yet. If you would like to be involved email contact@lca2014.linux.org.au
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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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'''Name'''                    '''Available seats'''
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Andrew Buckeridge      2
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Revision as of 16:55, 19 December 2013

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

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

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
EditName                EditSeats
EditName                EditSeats
EditName                EditSeats
EditName                EditSeats