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{{Trail|About|Auckland}}
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{{Trail|Programme|BoF Sessions}}
= Airport to Venue =
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Auckland airport has busses, shuttles and taxis available.  Note that the Auckland domestic and international airports are about 1 km apart, so ensure you take order a taxi to the correct location.
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* http://www.aucklandairport.co.nz/ToAndFromTheAirport/PublicTransport/TaxisAndShuttles.aspx
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* Uber has a fixed price $70 fare to or from Auckland Airport to an area which includes the University of Auckland (where the conference is held) and our accommodation.
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== Airbus ==
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Given that the '''Stardome Planetarium Observatory''' is situated handily close to the University of Auckland venue for LCA2015, I thought we'd organise an Astronomy BoF again this year to complement the Astronomy Miniconf.
* Cost $16 one way
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* http://www.airbus.co.nz/
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* airport to the city - http://www.airbus.co.nz/pictures/map-1-horizontal.png
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* city to the airport - http://www.airbus.co.nz/pictures/map-2-horizontal.png
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== Shuttles ==
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Stardome has a [http://www.stardome.org.nz/whats-on/gallery-exhibits/ gallery/exhibits], and runs a [http://www.stardome.org.nz/events/the-summer-night-sky/ planetarium show on the summer night sky] at 8pm. After the planetarium show, there is [http://www.stardome.org.nz/whats-on/telescope-viewing/ telescope viewing available] which included amateur-grade telescopes in the courtyard, or the option of viewing through the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stardome_Observatory#Facilities Zeiss 0.5m telescope] for a small extra fee.
* Cost $33 per person, one way.
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* https://www.supershuttle.co.nz/Default.aspx
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== Taxi ==
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Please feel free to update this page to include/suggest other options.
* $75-$90
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* http://taxi.co.nz (pre-paid taxi)
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= Around Auckland =
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Cheers,
  
== Central City Busses ==
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Jessica Smith (Astronomy Miniconf organiser)
  
The [https://at.govt.nz/bus-train-ferry/bus-services/link-bus-service/ LINK busses] loop around the city anti-clockwise.  There are three routes all at a reasonable price:
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== Details ==
* City LINK - Red, $0.50, every 7-10 minutes.  This goes up and down Queen St.
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* Inner LINK - Green, $2, every 10-15 minutes.  This goes around the CBD (Central Business Area) and out to New Market.
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* Outer LINK - Orange, $2 to $4, every 15 minutes.  This goes up and down Queen St.
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== Busses going further ==
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* '''Date:''' Thursday 15th January, 2015
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* '''Time:''' Assemble at 6:45pm at University of Auckland, leave at 7:00pm, planetarium session starts at 8:00pm
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* '''Costs:''' Planetarium show is $10, Zeiss telescope viewing is $8, gallery entry is free
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* '''Location:''' Stardome Planetarium Observatory, 670 Manukau Rd, Royal Oak, Auckland 1023 (approx 7km from University of Auckland)
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* '''Travel:''' We'll need to arrange transport (locals with vehicles) or arrange to catch cabs
  
There are many other busses that go out to the suburbs, see the [https://at.govt.nz/bus-train-ferry/ Auckland Transport (AT) website] for more details. 
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== Expression of interest ==
  
'''Tip:''' Google maps directions work well with the Auckland Transport system.
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Add yourself here. If you have a vehicle and can take passengers, please indicate the number of passengers you can take with you.
Additional Tip: Never trust google maps for transit!
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= Parking at venue =
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* Jessica Smith (no vehicle)
 
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* Sharon Harnett (no vehicle)
There is lots of (Auckland University) day parking in the same building as the conference.  [https://linux.conf.au/wiki/LCA_FAQ#What_parking_options_are_there_at_the_Venue.3F See the FAQ] for details.
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* Stefan Krist (no vehicle)
 
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* Daniel Hall (no vehicle)
However there is basically no "all week" parking for those driving in from out of town for the whole conference and wanting to leave their car somewhere for the whole week of the conference.  The limited "student parking" that the residences have is all taken by summer students already (confirmed by Auckland University accommodation team 2014-11-17).  All the surrounding streets are time limited parking at least during the day.  There is no known "rent for just one week, at a week rate" parking buildings/locations nearby.
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* Katrina Szetey (no vehicle)
 
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* Stuart Young (no vehicle)
If you are planning on driving from out of town your best option is probably to park in one of the outer suburbs (outside all the parking restrictions) at the start of the week, then take public transport back into the centre (for the university).  Possibly near where a friend, or extended family member lives, so they can check on your car periodically; if you don't know anyone in Auckland maybe you can make a friend on the LCA2015 chat list? :-)
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Revision as of 19:58, 29 December 2014

< Main Page < Programme < BoF Sessions


Given that the Stardome Planetarium Observatory is situated handily close to the University of Auckland venue for LCA2015, I thought we'd organise an Astronomy BoF again this year to complement the Astronomy Miniconf.

Stardome has a gallery/exhibits, and runs a planetarium show on the summer night sky at 8pm. After the planetarium show, there is telescope viewing available which included amateur-grade telescopes in the courtyard, or the option of viewing through the Zeiss 0.5m telescope for a small extra fee.

Please feel free to update this page to include/suggest other options.


Cheers,

Jessica Smith (Astronomy Miniconf organiser)

Details

  • Date: Thursday 15th January, 2015
  • Time: Assemble at 6:45pm at University of Auckland, leave at 7:00pm, planetarium session starts at 8:00pm
  • Costs: Planetarium show is $10, Zeiss telescope viewing is $8, gallery entry is free
  • Location: Stardome Planetarium Observatory, 670 Manukau Rd, Royal Oak, Auckland 1023 (approx 7km from University of Auckland)
  • Travel: We'll need to arrange transport (locals with vehicles) or arrange to catch cabs

Expression of interest

Add yourself here. If you have a vehicle and can take passengers, please indicate the number of passengers you can take with you.

  • Jessica Smith (no vehicle)
  • Sharon Harnett (no vehicle)
  • Stefan Krist (no vehicle)
  • Daniel Hall (no vehicle)
  • Katrina Szetey (no vehicle)
  • Stuart Young (no vehicle)