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<strong>Internet Access</strong>
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{{Trail|Programme|BoF Sessions}}
  
==At the Conference Venue==
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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.
  
Throughout the University of Auckland, an additional SSID has been added to the standing Wifi service offered over University of Auckland fixed infrastructure.  
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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.
  
The University Wifi provides excellent coverage across most of their campus, including the Owen G Glenn Building (LCA Primary Venue) and the NICAI Workshop facility (Hardware and Radio Miniconf Venue) - as well as several of their accomodation areas, and some outdoors coverage. Refer to their [http://www.library.auckland.ac.nz/services/it-essentials/internet-and-wireless/wireless-access#coverage Coverage Maps].
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Please feel free to update this page to include/suggest other options.
  
The Wireless network will give delegates an RFC1918 IP address (most likely 172.x) and provide unfiltered Internet access via NAT (IPv4 Only).
 
  
* Wireless SSID: <strong>LCA2015</strong>
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Cheers,
* Protocol: 802.11a/b/g/n 2.4GHz and 5GHz.  802.11n 5GHz recommended.
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* Security: WPA2-Enterprise with <strong>PEAP</strong>; AES Encryption.
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* Credentials: <i>To be advised directly to attendees.</i>
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Jessica Smith (Astronomy Miniconf organiser)
  
=== Wired Internet Access ===
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== Details ==
A (very limited) amount of wired Internet access will be available in the Owen G Glenn Building. In particular, the Internet will be provided for Speakers via an Ethernet connection available at the lecturn (offered for performance/stability reasons while a speaker is giving a presentation).  Those using the wired Internet access need to be aware that your device will be issued a real-world public IPv4 address via DHCP, and will <strong>not</strong> be protected by either NAT or firewall rules. Please ensure your machine is suitably hardened for use on an unprotected Internet connection.
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=== A note about bandwidth ===
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* '''Date:''' Thursday 15th January, 2015
The University of Auckland has multi-homed gigabit connectivity with ample transit available, however conference attendees are asked not to make excessive use of this.  The network is well monitored and malicious traffic patterns will be reported.
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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
  
==University Accommodation==  
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== Expression of interest ==
  
<strong>Carlaw Park</strong>
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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.
  
Wireless access is provided with the same parameters as above.
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* Jessica Smith (no vehicle)
 
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* Sharon Harnett (no vehicle)
<strong>University Hall</strong>
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* Stefan Krist (no vehicle)
 
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* Daniel Hall (no vehicle)
Wireless access is provided with the same parameters as above.
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* Katrina Szetey (no vehicle)
 
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* Stuart Young (no vehicle)
There is also a wired network connected to the University ResNet; this ordinarily requires a University ID to connect to the Internet, but authentication requirements are disabled during the holiday period.  However we have heard mixed stories about whether the wired network will work reliably (or at all).
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* Jed Murzello (no vehicle)
 
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* Kevin Collas-Arundell (no vehicle)
==Other Accommodation==
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* Peter Lawler (no vehicle)
 
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* Sarah Allard (no vehicle)
For Internet access information in other accommodation not provided by LCA, please contact the accommodation provider.  Many hotels will offer wifi internet, but prices may vary. You will likely find getting a local 4G data plan faster and more reliable. See [[Phone and mobile data]].
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* Nick Bannon (no vehicle)
 
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* John McCabe-Dansted (no vehicle)
== Auckland Free Wifi ==
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* Eric Anholt (no vehicle)
* [http://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/EN/parksfacilities/wifi/Pages/home.aspx Auckland City Free wifi service]. The service is free to all users for 30 minutes per day, per device.
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* Aaron Theodore (no vehicle)
* [http://www.aucklandlibraries.govt.nz/EN/services/computerservices/wifi/Pages/wifi.aspx Auckland City libraries free wifi]
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* [https://at.govt.nz/bus-train-ferry/at-hop-card/at-hop-wifi/ Free wifi at Auckland's train stations, selection bus stations and ferry terminals.]
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** Page above has details including where and how to get free wifi.
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** Wifi with registered AT HOP card
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** If you don't have AT HOP card, you will be able to connect to the free wifi service for 10 minutes a day
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* MacDonald's have free wifi. [https://mcdonalds.co.nz/find-us/restaurants McDonald's Restaurant locator page] allows you to find stores with wifi. Their [https://mcdonalds.co.nz/news/free-wifi free wifi page] links to FAQ (that is in pdf)
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* Skycity Metro Entertainment Centre.
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** Address: 291-297 Queen St, Auckland CBD. [https://plus.google.com/115646804814467314580/about?hl=en&gl=nz Google+ page]
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* Remedy Cafe, 1 Wellesley St W, Auckland CBD. Opposite Civic. [https://plus.google.com/108654147062667531846/about?gl=nz&hl=en google+], [https://www.facebook.com/pages/Remedy-Coffee/134703853265719 Facebook]
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* [http://www.aucklandlive.co.nz/box.aspx Box Cafe at Aotea Centre]. Overlooks Aotea Square.
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* Elliot Stables has free wifi
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* Gather and Hunt's [http://gatherandhunt.co.nz/Stories/best-caf%C3%A9s-office best cafés to office in] lists 7 cafes with free wifi.
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* Cafes with free wifi: [http://www.yelp.co.nz/search?find_desc=coffee+shops+free+wifi&find_loc=Auckland#l=p:NZ-AUK:Auckland::Auckland_CBD Yelp list]
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* FourSquare list of [https://foursquare.com/parag/list/cafes-with-wifi-access-in-auckland cafes with WiFi access in Auckland]
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Revision as of 12:18, 12 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)
  • Peter Lawler (no vehicle)
  • Sarah Allard (no vehicle)
  • Nick Bannon (no vehicle)
  • John McCabe-Dansted (no vehicle)
  • Eric Anholt (no vehicle)
  • Aaron Theodore (no vehicle)