Multiwavelength Dissection of Galaxies: Social events

Harbour Cruise Welcome Cocktail on Sunday, 24th May

 
Vivid Sydney is an annual event including  Sydney's most spectacular outdoor lighting, music & ideas festival. A superb lighting display illuminates the iconic Sydney Harbourside buildings and is spectacular to view from the water.  We have therefore organised a Conference Cruise for the Sunday night, the 24th May 2015, to take you out on Sydney Harbour for 2 hours to see this light show. This is timed to be after the public event which is being held at the Power House Museum at in the afternoon (starts at 2:00 pm and  finishes at around 3:30 pm). It is then only a 20 minute stroll to Pier 26 (beside Sydney Aquarium).

Sydney Vivid - Harbour Bridge

This special Vivid Lights cruise departs at 5.15pm sharp and includes two complimentary drinks (glass of house wine or beer or soft drink) and light finger food. Please be there at 5pm at latest, in order we hand out the drinks tokens (two per person) and be ready to depart at 5:15pm. The sun will be setting over the harbour as we depart, and the Vivid lights come on at 6pm. We return to the wharf at 7:30 pm and you will disembark at Darling Harbour where you can stroll along the Vivid Walk. Darling Harbour is a centre for public activities and events surrounding the Vivid festival and has many popular restaurants for dinner after the cruise if you wish.
 
The price of the Cruise Welcome Cocktail is included in the Conference Fee for all registered participants. Attendees can also choose to bring family members or guests on the cruise at a cost of $45 per head. Please use our Registration Form to pay for these extras. You can use a separate Registration Form if you wish to pay using a different credit card. The Payment Form can be downloaded in PDF or MS Word formats and must include the Invoice Number which is generated during the registration process. The deadline was Wednesday 6th May.
 
For getting from Coogee to Darling Harbour, the quickest option is to take bus M50 or 373 from the corner of the Crown Plaza Hotel (see Coogee map below) and stop in Druit St cr. Kent St. (M 50) or Elizabeth St (after Park St), and walk from there to the Sydney Aquarium (10 and 17 minutes, respectively, see Darling Harbour and City Centre map below). The total time trip from the Crown Plaza Hotel in Coogee beach is around 50 minutes.

Sydney Vivid - Opera House

Wine Tasting and Pizza on Tuesday, 26th May

 
We are organising an Australian Wine Tasting session at the Conference Hotel on the evening of Tuesday 26th May, to start at around 6pm. 8 Australian wines (1 sparking wine, 3 white wines, 4 red wines) from different regions in Australia will be available for tasting. The event includes Wood-Fired Pizzas for the participants. This activity is in addition to the Conference Registration Fee, and has a price of $40/person. Conference attendees can also choose to bring family members or guests (+18 years) at the same cost per person. If you want to participate on this event, please complete the Payment Form for Extras, indicating the total number of persons, and send it back to us before Wednesday 6th May. The Payment Form for Extras can be downloaded in PDF or MS Word formats and must include the Invoice Number which is generated during the registration process.
 

Visit to historic Sydney Observatory on Wednesday, 27th May

 
We are organising a visit to historic Sydney Observatory in The Rocks, which includes a Stargazing event, on the evening of Wednesday 27th May. This visit starts at 6:15pm sharp. This activity is in addition to the Conference Registration Fee, and has a price of $16/person. Conference attendees can also choose to bring family members or guests at the same cost per person. If you want to participate on this event, please complete the Payment Form for Extras, indicating the total number of persons, and send it back to us before Monday 25th May. The Payment Form for Extras can be downloaded in PDF or MS Word formats and must include the Invoice Number which is generated during the registration process.
 

Conference Dinner on Thursday, 28th May

 

The Conference Dinner will be on the evening of Thursday 28th May. The venue is Postales Spanish Restaurant and Tapas Bar, in Martin Place, Sydney CBD. Postales Restaurant is set under the wonderfully restored GPO Building in famous Martin Place square and has been awarded as the best Spanish Restaurant in Sydney. Welcome drinks for participants start at 6:30 pm. The price of the Conference Dinner is included in the Conference Fee for all registered participants. Conference attendees can also choose to bring family members or guests at the cost of $110 per head. Please use our Registration Form to pay for these extras. You can use a separate Registration Form if you wish to pay using a different credit card. The Payment Form can be downloaded in PDF or MS Word formats and must include the Invoice Number which is generated during the registration process. The deadline was Wednesday 6th May.

Sydney Darling Harbour & City Centre mapThe easiest way to get from Coogee to Martin Place is take the 373 Bus from the corner of the Crown Plaza Hotel (see Coogee map) and stop in Elizabeth St. near Martin Place Station (see Darling Harbour and City Centre map). From there it is just an easy 5 minutes walk to the Restaurant, located at 1 Martin Place, Sydney GPO Building, Lower Ground Floor. The trip should not take more than 45 minutes, but please consider that it will be Sydney peak hour. The LOC will be available to help guide people.