ITSO Science Symposium 2017

Background

(Image is from the ITSO Australian Gemini Cosmic Poll held in 2015.)

May 16-18, 2017

Mt. Stromlo Observatory, Canberra

 

 

Symposium Objectives

The AAO's International Telescopes Support Office (ITSO) and Astronomy Australia Limited are pleased to announce the 2017 ITSO Science Symposium. Following the previous ITSO Science symposia in 2012 and 2015, this meeting will feature the research being conducted with the international telescopes supported by ITSO. The Symposium will feature invited and contributed talks from leading Australian users of the Gemini, Magellan, Blanco, and Keck telescopes and is open to everyone, not just current users. Students and early-career researchers in particular are encouraged to attend, and travel subsidies will be available. There will also be opportunities to discuss instrumentation, time allocation, and data reduction for these facilities. There will be no registration fee, and lunch, a symposium dinner, morning and afternoon teas will be provided.

The deadline for registration is Monday 1 May 2017. To enquire about a late registration, or make changes to an existing registration, please e-mail itso@aao.gov.au.

Schedule

In order to assist interstate travellers, the Symposium will commence after lunch on Tuesday 16 May, and conclude by lunchtime on Thursday 18 May.

Organising Committee

  • Stuart Ryder (AAO)
  • Caroline Foster (AAO)
  • Elaina Hyde (AAO)
  • Joao Bento (ANU)

The Symposium is made possible by financial support from

 

Tuesday 16 May 2017    
Time Speaker Institution Title
11:00     Welcoming remarks
11:20      
11:40      
12:00      
12:20 LUNCH    
13:45      
14:00      
14:20      
14:40      
15:00      
15:20 AFTERNOON TEA    
16:00      
16:20      
16:40      
17:00 END    
       
       
Wednesday 17 May 2017    
Time Speaker Institution Title
10:30      
10:40      
11:00      
11:20      
11:40      
12:00      
12:20 LUNCH    
13:45      
14:00      
14:20      
14:40      
15:00      
15:20 AFTERNOON TEA    
16:00      
16:20      
16:40      
17:00 END    
18:00 Workshop Dinner    
       
       
Thursday 18 May 2017    
Time Speaker Institution Title
10:30      
10:40      
11:00      
11:20      
11:40      
12:00      
12:20 LUNCH    
13:45      
14:00      
14:20      
14:40      
15:00      
15:20 AFTERNOON TEA    
16:00 END    
       
       
       

ITSO 2017 Participants

First Name Surname Affiliation
Rebecca Allen Swinburne
James Allison CSIRO Astronomy & Space Science
Igor Andreoni Swinburne/AAO
Martin Asplund ANU
Christina Baldwin Macquarie University
Keith Bannister ATNF
Joao Bento Australian National University
Stephanie Bernard University of Melbourne
Luca Casagrande ANU
Matthew Colless ANU
Blair Conn RSAA
Duncan Forbes Swinburne
Caroline Foster Australian Astronomical Observatory
Karl Glazebrook SUT
Anshu Gupta Australian National University
Elaina Hyde AAO/ Western Sydney University
Michael Ireland Australian National University
Steven Janowiecki ICRAR/UWA
Helmut Jerjen ANU
Lisa Kewley ANU
Erik Kool Macquarie University / AAO
Dougal Mackey Australian National University
Juan Madrid CSIRO
Nikki Nielsen Swinburne
Stuart Ryder AAO
Jeffrey Simpson Australian Astronomical Observatory
Sarah Sweet Swinburne
Chris Tinney UNSW Sydney
Rob Wittenmyer University of Southern Queensland
David Yong ANU
Tiantian Yuan ANU
Anna Zovaro The Australian National University

Symposium Location: The Reseach School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Duffield Lecture Theatre, Mt. Stromlo Observatory

How to Access the Mt. Stromlo Observatory
The Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics is located at the Mount Stromlo observatory site, 18 kilometres southwest of Canberra centre, on Cotter Road, Weston Creek.

For those speakers coming to the Symposium from outside Canberra, travel subsidies of up to $400 per person will be considered if requested at registration.

For directions to Mt. Stromlo Observatory see The Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics Directions page. The map from the Acton campus downtown near the Civic area up to Mt. Stromlo is below:

Accommodation in Canberra Civic Area

All attendees will need to make their own travel and accommodation bookings. Accomodation in the Civic area is recommended as it gives visitors access to the city centre. If you will need transport from the civic area to Mt. Stromlo daily make sure to indicate this on the registration form.

The tables below shows a selection of hotels sometimes used by guests of the RSAA Mt. Stromlo.

Name
Cost per night
Check in/out times
Other Information

Canberra YHA

7 Akuna Street, Canberra, ACT 2601

Ph: +61-2-6248 9155

 

$120 per room per night for double or twin room.

 

Check in: 1pm

Check out: 10am

 

This is right on Civic, very close to restaurants and shops.

Greenleigh Motel

106 Cotter Road, Curtin 2605, ACT Australia

Ph: +61 02-6281 5881

 

Rooms around $120 per night per room but have multiple beds.

 

Check in: 2pm

Check out: 10am

 

10 minute drive from Stromlo and about 15 drive minute from Civic.

Quality Hotel Woden

Cnr Melrose Drive & Launceston St, Phillip, Canberra, ACT Australia

Ph: +61 02-6281 7733

 

Around $160 per night per room.

 

Check in: 2pm

Check out: 10am

 

About 15 minutes drive from both Civic and Stromlo.

Mercure Hotel

Corner of Ainslie and Limestone Avenue 2618 BRADDON, ACT Australia

Ph: +61 02-62430000

 

Around $150 per night per room.

 

Check in: 2pm

Check out: 11am

 

This hotel is a 15-20 minute walk from Civic and most restaurants.

Quest Apartments Canberra

Melbourne Building 28 West Row, Canberra City 2601 Australia

Ph: 1800 334 033

 

Around $180 per night per room.

 

Check in: 2pm

Check out: 10am

 

Quest is right in the middle of Civic, very convenient for shops and restaurants.

QT Canberra

1 London Circuit, Canberra ACT 2601 Australia

Ph: +61-2 6247 6244

 

Around $295 per night per room.

 

Check in: 2pm

Check out: 10am

 

QT Canberra is on London Circuit in Civic, near shops and restaurants.

Peppers Gallery Hotel

15 Edinburgh Avenue, Canberra ACT, 2601 Australia

Ph: 1300 987 6004

 

Around $300 per night per room.

 

Check in: 2pm

Check out: 11am

 

Peppers Gallery is near London Circuit in Civic, 10 minutes shops and restaurants.

Hotel Hotel

NewActon Nishi, 25 Edinburgh Ave Canberra, 2601 Australia

Ph: +61-2 6287 6287

 

Around $260 per night per room.

 

Check in: 2pm

Check out: 10am

 

Hotel Hotel is near London Circuit in Civic, 10 minutes shops and restaurants.

Prices above are inclusive of GST, per room per night, and are subject to change. Please call hotel to confirm costs.

For a list of hotels in the Canberra CBD, please check the wotif website.

The Symposium dinner will be held on 17 May, the Dinner location is coming soon.

ITSO Science Symposium Registration

Registration is now open. If you would like to alter your registration details or need to cancel your registration, please email itso@aao.gov.au.

Attending Symposium dinner on 17 May?
If you require transportation from the Canberra civic area up to Mt. Stromlo (and back) daily let us know here.
Will you be travelling from outside Canberra and requesting a travel subsidy?
Please let us know here if you have any special dietary requirements.
If you are giving a talk, or would like to be considered to give a talk, please enter the title here.
If you are giving a talk, or would like to be considered to give a talk, please enter the abstract here.