[ASA] 2nd OzSKA Meeting, Perth, Australia; 8th April 2016

Kylie Williams k.williams at sydney.edu.au
Wed Feb 10 15:45:58 AEDT 2016

Dear Colleagues

We are pleased to announce that registrations are now open<http://www.physics.usyd.edu.au/sifa/caastro/register/index.php?action=register&workshopId=99> for the 2nd OzSKA meeting being held in Perth on 8th April 2016 at the Rendezvous Hotel Perth Scarborough<https://www.tfehotels.com/brands/rendezvous-hotels/rendezvous-hotel-perth-scarborough>. For additional information about the meeting please visit: http://www.caastro.org/event/2016-ozska.  This workshop is free to attend, however please register to assist with catering.  This event is supported by ICRAR and CAASTRO.

The main purpose of this one-day meeting is to update the Australian astronomical community about recent progress within the SKA project including: the development of key science and working group activities, how to participate, key upcoming dates, and progress towards the realisation of scientific operations on SKA1.  The programme will include a number of invited talks, but some significant portion of the day will be devoted to contributed talks and discussion.

This event adjoins the ACAMAR meeting, being held at the same venue, the Rendezvous Hotel, on the three days immediately prior to OzSKA, 5-7 April 2016, and all delegates from this meeting are welcome to attend OzSKA. To find out more about the ACAMAR meeting and register your participation please visit: http://www.caastro.org/event/2016-acamar

An outline of the OzSKA schedule is listed below.  The talks will conclude by 2:15pm and the meeting by 3pm to allow interstate and international travellers to make their mid-afternoon flights.

  8:30 - 10:00 Introductory talks: including invited speakers Sarah Pearce and David Luchetti
10:00 - 10:30 Morning tea
10:30 - 12:30 Invited and contributed talks
12:30 - 13:15 Lunch
13:15 - 14:15 Invited and contributed talks
14:15 - 15:00 Discussion and wrap up

Accommodation is available at the Rendezvous Hotel at a special discount rate to delegates.  The conference rate for rooms is AUD$215/night room only. We encourage participants to take advantage of this rate and book their accommodation promptly.  To make an accommodation reservation: ACCOMMODATION BOOKING LINK<https://gc.synxis.com/rez.aspx?hotel=62275&Chain=14687&locale=en-US&promo=ACAMR&arrive=04/07/2016> (or see the attachment to this email) and quote the following code ACAMR.

All travellers other than Australian and New Zealand citizens need a valid visa or authority to enter Australia (including electronic visas). For some nationalities, processing and issuance of visas can take several weeks/months, so apply well before your planned travel.  Please contact Kylie Williams<mailto:k.williams at sydney.edu.au> if you need a letter of invitation for your visa application.

Local Organising Committee

  *   Jean-Pierre Macquart
  *   Martin Meyer
  *   James Miller-Jones
  *   Kate Gunn
  *   Kylie Williams

For more information about this event please contact Jean-Pierre Macquart (j.macquart at curtin.edu.au<mailto:j.macquart at curtin.edu.au>).

KYLIE WILLIAMS | Events and Communications
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