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=Activities=
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* '''When:''' Evening of Sat 4th or Sun 5th (TBC depending on interest and numbers)
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Please put your name down on the attached page if you're interested
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* Interested in Sat 4th
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** Bianca Gibson
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** Nick Clifford
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** [[Steven Ellis]]
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** [[Cherie Ellis]]
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** Lisa and Andrew Sands
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** Karl-Johan Karlsson
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** [[User:Daryl Tester|Daryl Tester]]
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** [[User:Alan Robertson|Alan and Laura Robertson]]
  
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 [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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* Interested in Sun 5th
 
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** Jessica Smith
==Proposed BoF activities==
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** Sharon Harnett
 
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** Bianca Gibson
* Visit to the [http://www.ivec.org/ivec-projects/pawsey/ Pawsey Centre]
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** Chris Neugebauer
* Astronomy BoF lunch
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** Jamie Birse
 
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** Ben Savage
Please suggest any other activities below...
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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)
==Confirmed BoF activities==
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** Nick Clifford
 
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** David Bell ([https://twitter.com/dtbell91 @dtbell91], dtbell91 on IRC)
===Perth Observatory Stargazing Night===
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** Eyal Lebedinksy
 
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** Tim Connors (tim.w.connors@gmail.com)
http://perthobservatory.wa.gov.au/
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** [[Steven Ellis]]
 
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** [[Cherie Ellis]]
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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** Lisa and Andrew Sands
 
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** [https://twitter.com/fukawi2 Phil Smith]
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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** Mark Walkom
 
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** Joel Wirāmu Pauling
'''The night we're booking for is Monday 6th January.'''
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** [[Craige McWhirter]]
 
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** [[Russell Coker]]
Once you've made your booking, please add your name below so that I can keep track of those attending.
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** Adam Baxter (+1) (please talk to me about wheelchair accessibility of the chosen venue - I'll try to be as flexible as possible - linuxconf14@voltagex.org)
 
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** [[Thomas Petazzoni]]
====Observatory tour attendees====
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** [[Katie Miller]]
 
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** [[User:Alan Robertson|Alan and Laura Robertson]]
* Jessica Smith
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** [[Simon Lyall]]
* Sharon Harnett
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** [[User:Lin Nah|Lin Nah]] (Twitter: [https://twitter.com/lin_nah @lin_nah])
* Elizabeta Sørensen
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** [[Liz Quilty]]
* Daniel Hall
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** Karl-Johan Karlsson
* Andrew Buckeridge
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** [[Mike O'Connor]]
* Sarah Allard
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** [[Tim Ansell]]
* John McCabe-Dansted
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** Chris Willoughby
* Nick Bannon
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** [[User:Arkady Gundroff|Arkady Gundroff]]
* Eyal Lebedinsky
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** [[Arjen Lentz]] ([https://twitter.com/arjenlentz @arjenlentz], arjenAU on freenode)
* Daniel Bryan
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** [[Max Reeler]] (with Arjen)
* Susannah Jack
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** Stephen Edmonds
* Steve Boak
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** [[Volker Loetterle]]
* Alan Langley
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** [[User:Daryl Tester|Daryl Tester]]
* Ian Kent
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** [https://twitter.com/mattcen Matthew Cengia]
* [https://lca2014.linux.org.au/wiki/User:Joel_Wir%C4%81mu_Pauling Joel Wirāmu Pauling]
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** Jason Giancono
* [[Arjen Lentz]] ([https://twitter.com/arjenlentz @arjenlentz], arjenAU on freenode)
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** [[User:Kye Russell|Kye Russell]]
* [[Max Reeler]] (with Arjen)
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* Alex Kelman
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* Camille Delos Santos
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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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FYI, the Observatory address is:
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Department of Parks and Wildlife - Perth Observatory
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337 Walnut Rd
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Bickley WA 6076
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=====Available rides=====
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'''Driver Name'''            '''Available seats for passengers'''
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Andrew Buckeridge      2
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Ian Kent                4
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John McCabe-Dansted    4
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Nick Bannon            4
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Sarah Allard            4
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Steve Boak              2
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Revision as of 02:02, 5 January 2014

  • When: Evening of Sat 4th or Sun 5th (TBC depending on interest and numbers)

Please put your name down on the attached page if you're interested