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Frequently Asked Questions about the conference
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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.
  
=General Questions about the conference=
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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.
==Is there a Code of Conduct?==
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Yes, the short version is "Be Awesome". Refer [https://linux.conf.au/cor/code_of_conduct Code of Conduct on the Conference Website]. All attendees are expected to adhere to the code of conduct, with the goal being that all attendees will enjoy themselves.
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==Can I get a one day ticket?==
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Please feel free to update this page to include/suggest other options.
No. Tickets are only sold for the entire five days of conference. We strongly encourage people to attend all days to not miss out of talks, social events and the "hallway track".
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==What are Miniconfs?==
 
The first 2 days of the conference (Monday and Tuesday) are devoted to Miniconfs. They are each devoted to a specific topic and run by organisers (rather than the main conference) for a whole day in one of the lecture theaters. Except for those that require special equipment you can attended and of them as part of your registration and switch between them during the days. Schedules and more details of each Miniconf is published on the website.
 
  
==I'm not a programmer, should I attend?==
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Cheers,
Yes. The majority of the attendees are not fulltime programmers. Each session at the conference has 5-6 talks and these are arranged so that there should be something for everyone in each session. If you are unsure what to attend the talks that are predicted to be the most popular will be sceduled towards the left of the programme in the largest rooms.
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== Can I get assistance with my VISA application ==
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Jessica Smith (Astronomy Miniconf organiser)
As a volunteer run conference linux.conf.au in unable to offer a letter of invitation to our speakers. Under NZ immigration rules as speakers are not being paid to attend a professional conference you should be able to attend under a visitors visa.
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=The Schedule=
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== Details ==
==Is the schedule final==
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With LCA the schedule is always somewhat fluid so bookmark the on-line schedule on your smart phone or tablet.
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==Can I get an iCAL or similar of the schedule?==
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* '''Date:''' Thursday 15th January, 2015
There is an experimental ical feed at http://linux.conf.au/schedule/ical
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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
  
=The Venue=
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== Expression of interest ==
==What parking options are there at the Venue?==
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The building we are using at the University of Auckland (OGGB) has a 5 level 1000 park carpark in the basement. General [https://www.auckland.ac.nz/en/about/the-university/how-university-works/campuses-locations-transport/campus-parking-options.html parking rates] apply.
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=Stuff at the conference=
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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.
== What do the Symbols on my Badge mean? ==
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TODO: We should copy this page - http://www.lca2010.org.nz/wiki/BadgeDefinitions
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* Jessica Smith (no vehicle)
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* Sharon Harnett (no vehicle)
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* Stefan Krist (no vehicle)
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* Daniel Hall (no vehicle)
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* Katrina Szetey (no vehicle)
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* Stuart Young (no vehicle)
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* Jed Murzello (no vehicle)
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* Kevin Collas-Arundell (no vehicle)

Revision as of 14:11, 5 January 2015

< 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)
  • Jed Murzello (no vehicle)
  • Kevin Collas-Arundell (no vehicle)