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===TBA:===
  
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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# [[Emacs BoF]]
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# [[HAM Radio BoF]]
  
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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=== Running BoF ===
  
==Proposed BoF activities==
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6am conference mornings from the front of Trinity College.
  
* Visit to the [http://www.ivec.org/ivec-projects/pawsey/ Pawsey Centre]
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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.
* Astronomy BoF lunch
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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.
  
Please suggest any other activities below...
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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.
  
==Confirmed BoF activities==
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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/
  
===Perth Observatory Stargazing Night===
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I (Steven Hanley) 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.
  
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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===Monday afternoon/evening===
  
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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# [[Astronomy BoF]]
  
'''The night we're booking for is Monday 6th January.'''
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====17:40 - 18:40====
  
Once you've made your booking, please add your name below so that I can keep track of those attending.
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https://lca2014.linux.org.au/programme/schedule/monday
  
====Observatory tour attendees====
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!GEO:WOOLNOUGH
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!GGL:GENTILLI
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!GGL:WEBB
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!ENG:LT1
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!ENG:LT2
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* Jessica Smith
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===Tuesday afternoon/evening 17:40 - 18:40===
* Sharon Harnett
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https://lca2014.linux.org.au/programme/schedule/tuesday
* Elizabeta Sørensen
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* Daniel Hall
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!GEO:WOOLNOUGH
* Andrew Buckeridge
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| BlueHackers http://bluehackers.org
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| Google Summer of Code
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====Transportation====
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# OSIA http://www.osia.com.au
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# OpenRadio
  
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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===Saturday 11th ===
  
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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[[Castledare Miniature Railway Bof]]
 
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Revision as of 11:34, 27 December 2013

Contents

TBA:

  1. Emacs BoF
  2. HAM Radio BoF

Running BoF

6am conference mornings from the front of Trinity College.

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. 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.

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.

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/

I (Steven Hanley) 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.

Monday afternoon/evening

  1. Astronomy BoF

17:40 - 18:40

https://lca2014.linux.org.au/programme/schedule/monday

GEO:WOOLNOUGH GGL:GENTILLI GGL:WEBB ENG:LT1 ENG:LT2

Tuesday afternoon/evening 17:40 - 18:40

https://lca2014.linux.org.au/programme/schedule/tuesday

GEO:WOOLNOUGH GGL:GENTILLI GGL:WEBB ENG:LT1 ENG:LT2
BlueHackers http://bluehackers.org Google Summer of Code
  1. OSIA http://www.osia.com.au
  2. OpenRadio

Saturday 11th

Castledare Miniature Railway Bof