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AstroCon17 Conference Program

Sunday 8th Oct:

PM
  • Flights to Brisbane. 
  • Airport to Brisbane City YHA by hired bus. 
5:00 PM
   Check-in at Brisbane City YHA

392 Upper Roma St

           Brisbane City (Ph: 3236 1004)

Venue - Rainforest Conference Room (BC YHA)

7:00 to 9:30 PM
  • Dinner
  • Conference welcome & introductions (David Platz & Prof Graeme White)
  • Zoom Conference with past TSAA Students (Chris Dilger and Grace Lawrence at Swinburne University of Technology - Centre for Astrophysics & Supercomputing). 

Monday 9th Oct:

 Venue - Rainforest Conference Room (BC YHA)

7:00 to 8:00 AM
  • Breakfast

Venue - QUT Gardens Point

9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
  • Astrophysics at QUT (Lecturer and undergrad students)
  • Tour of QUT Campus (Incl Roof-top Observatory and Astrophysics Labs)​

Venue - Rainforest Conference Room (BC YHA)

3:00 to 3:15 PM
  • Afternoon Tea

3:15 to 4:30 pm
 
  • Lecture - Histroy of Astronomy in Australia (John Tebbutt) - (Prof Graeme White)

​Venue - BC YHA Dorms

​​4:30 to 6:30 PM

  • Free Time

 Venue - Level 4 Al Fresco (BC YHA)

 6:30 to 7:30 PM

  •  Dinner

Venue - Rainforest Conference Room (BC YHA)

7:45 to 9:30 PM

  • Remote Observing from Blackheath Thornburgh College Observatory - Prof      Graeme White
  • Back-up Activity: Lecture - Double Stars (Prof Graeme White)

 Tuesday 10th Oct:

 Venue - Rainforest Conference Room (BC YHA)

7:00 to 8:00 AM
  •  Breakfast

Venue - USQ Springfield Campus

​(Prof Brad Carter) 

9:00 AM to 7:00 PM 
  •    Workshops and Lectures (Prof Brad Cater, PhD Students & Dr Doug Hudgins -  NASA) 
7:00 to 8:00 PM
  • Dinner

Venue - Rainforest Conference Room (BC YHA)   

9:00 to 9:30 PM 

  • Debrief 

Wednesday 11th Oct:  

Venue - Rainforest Conference Room (BCYHA)

7:00 to 7:30 AM

  • Breakfast
 Venue - USQ Sprin​gfield Campus
(Prof Brad Carter)

9:00 to 10:00 AM

  • Facilities & Campus tour - presentation on the USQ Astrophysics Group & Mt Kent Observatory (MINERVA)
10:00 to 10:30 AM
  • Morning Tea
10:30 to 12 NOON
  • Astronomy & Space Workshop (Dr Doug Hudgins - NASA)
12 NOON to 1:00 PM
  • Lunch with Astronomers
1:00 to 3:00 PM
  • Online Astronomy Workshop (Dr Tara Murphy)

3:00 to 4:00 PM

  • Multi-wavelength exoplanetary observations (USQ Astronomers)

Venue - BC YHA Dorms

5:00 to 7:00 PM

  • Free Time

Venue - Level 4 Al Fresco (BC YHA)

7:00 to 8:00 PM

  • Dinner

Venue - Rainforest Conference Room (BC YHA)

8:15 to 9:30 PM

  • Remote Observing from Blackheath Thornburgh College (BTC) Observatory (Prof Graeme White)
  • Back-up Activity - Lecture

Thursday 12th Oct:

Venue - Rainforest Conference Room (BC YHA)


7:00 to 8:00 AM
  • Breakfast   

Venue - University of Queensland (UQ) – St Lucia

(Prof Michael Drinkwater)

9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

  • Asteroid Search
  • Physics Museum (Incl. famous “Pitch Drop Experiment" and "Online Labs")
  • Q & A with UQ Astronomers
  • Campus tour and lecture
  • Lunch & Refreshments at UQ

Venue - Brisbane Planetarium

(Curator Mark Rigby)

2:30 to 5:00 PM 

  • Planetarium display and show
  • Observatory (unique Zeiss 15cm refractor)

Venue - Brisbane Planetarium

6:00 to 6:30 PM

  • Dinner at Brisbane Planetarium Parklands

Venue - Brisbane Planetarium Observatory

6:30 to 10:30 PM
   Group 1: Observatory orientation & Double Star imaging (6:30 - 8:30 PM)
   Group 2: Field mount set-up and night sky viewing (6:30 to 8:30 PM)
   Group 1: Observatory orientation and Double Star imaging (8:30 to 10:30 PM)
   Group 2: Field mount set-up and night sky viewing (8:30 to 10:30 PM)
          (Prof Graeme White & Ralph Smith)

Friday 13th Oct:

Venue - Rainforest Conference Room (BC YHA)

7:00 to 8:00 AM
  • Breakfast
8:30 to 9:30
  • Conference evaluation & close
 

10:00 AM

  • Pick-up time for students joing from Brisbane 
  • Depart BC YHA and return mini-bus to Brisbane airport
  

PM

  • ​Flights home