[ASA] Conference attached to April 2023 total solar eclipse in Western Australia

Steven Tingay s.tingay at curtin.edu.au
Thu Mar 31 15:52:11 AEDT 2022

Dear Colleagues,

As you might know, a total solar eclipse will be visible from a small
corner of Western Australia in April 2023 - the path of totality just
touches the peninsula at Exmouth.

This is a rare event and will occur in a location that is not set up for
large numbers of visitors, so will be challenging to attend.

I've received some generous funding from Business Events Perth, to organise
a scientific conference attached to the eclipse event.

We have worked up a nine day itinerary concept that includes the conference
in Geraldton and guaranteed viewing spots and accommodation at the eclipse
site in Exmouth.  Travel between locations will be via coach buses.

As this will be a significant effort in terms of organisation, and a bit of
an adventure for the participants, we would like to gauge interest before
committing to the organisation.

To that end, we have produced a short document describing the concept, at:

And a simple form to indicate an Expression of Interest in attendance:

If interested, please fill in the form by April 22.  Please feel free to
share with your international colleagues.


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Professor Steven Tingay (He/Him/His)
John Curtin Distinguished Professor

Executive Director
Curtin Institute of Radio Astronomy
Curtin University
Bentley, Western Australia

Deputy Executive Director
International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research

Murchison Widefield Array

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custodians and elders of the Nation’s First Peoples and the continuation of
their cultural, spiritual and educational practices. I pay particular
respect to the traditional owners of the land on which our Perth Campus is
located, the Wadjuk people of the Noongar nation, and on our Kalgoorlie
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Wajarri Yamaji people of the Murchison, the site where we are building the
MWA and the SKA.
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