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Register News Annual Scientific Meeting Participants Program Posters Events Welcome reception Social Outing Harley Wood Public Lecture ASA Conference Dinner Prizes ASA Student Prizes Bok Prize Charlene Heisler Prize David Allen Prize Louise Webster Prize Policies Sponsors HWSA 2018

ASA Annual Scientific Meeting 2018

Registration options

The Annual Scientific Meeting of the Astronomical Society of Australia (ASA) for 2018 will be held at Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, between 25-29 June. 

As the SkyMapper and the Australian SKA Pathfinder (ASKAP) move towards full science operations, along with the establishment of large-scale theory data initiatives such as the Theoretical Astrophysical Observatory, OzGrav, and the ASTRO-3D Data Intensive Astronomy program, one of the meeting themes will be focusing on the challenges of Astronomy in the Petascale Data Era.  

The membership of Australia in the European Southern Observatory (ESO) is one of the biggest restructuring of the Australian astronomy landscape in the last few decades. The other major theme of the 2018 ASA will be Astronomy in the Era of ESO. The incentive is to promote a broader knowledge of ESO facilities and to engage ESO connections with optical, radio, multi-messenger and theoretical astronomers in Australia.  

Table of contents

Venue

Local information

Accommodation

Child Care

Organising Committees

Venue

The main conference venue is at the Hawthorn campus of Swinburne University of Technology. A map of the campus is available here.

The main lecture hall, ATC 101, in the Advanced Technologies Centre has a 450-seat capacity. The foyer of ATC 101 will be used for the registration desk, hosting the poster sessions, and tea/lunch breaks. An additional, 108-seat capacity lecture hall and a smaller, 58-seat capacity theatre are booked for parallel sessions (EN 101 in the Engineering building, and the VR theatre in AR building).

If you have any concerns regarding wheelchair accessibility, please e-mail the LOC: ASA2018@astro.swin.edu.au.

Local information 

Getting to Melbourne from the airport

Melbourne Tullamarine Airport accomodates flights from most of the major cities in Australia by Virgin and QANTAS, as well as direct flights from NZ by Air New Zealand, and more.

SkyBus operates transfer buses between the airport and Southern Cross, a train station located on the city loop around the heart of Melbourne. There are also many rental car companies at the airport, and other methods to get to and from the airport include taxis and the rideshare app, Uber. You can find more information about transport options from the airport to the centre on the airport’s website

Getting to Swinburne and using public transport around the city

If you choose to take the SkyBus to the city, Swinburne Hawthorn campus can be reached by train from Southern Cross via the Alamein, Belgrave or Lilydale lines. The campus is located at Glenferrie train station. The PTV journey planner is a useful tool for planning your trip (there's also an app that you can dowload). You’ll need a myKi card to use public transport, you can read about getting and using a myKi here.

Accommodation 

Special arrangements have been made with hotels and apartment complexes in the vicinity of the conference venue. Besides these hotels listed below, a myriad of accommodation options can be found at Melbourne CBD, which can be reached in 20 mins by train. 

Richmond Hill Hotel

Richmond Hill Hotel is located close to East Richmond train station, six minutes away from Glenferrie station by train. This hotel offers simple but comfortable economy rooms for $81 per night for a room with a single bed, and $90 per night for a room with a double bed or twin (2 single beds). Bathrooms are shared with couple of other rooms. Ensuite rooms with private bathroom are also available for $122.40 per night for sole occupant, and $131.40 per night for a double or twin bedded room for 2 people. These rates are inclusive of continental breakfast. 

A few rooms (listed below) will be held for ASA participants until 1pm on Thursday, the 10th of May. If anyone wishes to book by this deadline, please quote "Swinburne Room allocation".

Quest Apartment Hotels 

The Hawthorn branch of Quest Apartment Hotels is located within 2 mins of walk from Swinburne University. They are offering a rate of $179 per night for individual or twin shared rooms. Please don’t forget to quote the name of the conference (Astronomical Society of Australia Annual Scientific Meeting) when making the booking.

Glenferrie hotel 

The Glenferrie Hotel is located within a 5 min walk distance from the Swinburne Hawthorn campus. 

Please quote “Swinburne University” and the conference name to ensure the correct pricing.

Child Care

Child care will be available during ASA 2018. If you will be requiring childcare during the meeting, please contact ASA2018@astro.swin.edu.au with the number, ages of your child(ren), and anything else that may be required in that regard. More details will be given at a later stage.

Organising Committees

 

LOC  SOC
Karl Glazebrook (chair) Darren Croton (chair, Swinburne)
Katinka Gereb (chief organiser) Katie Jameson (ANU)
Brad Tucker Virginia Kilborn (Swinburne)
Glenn Kacprzak Sarah Martell (UNSW)
Virginia Kilborn Rob Hollow (CSIRO/ATNF)
Emma Ryan-Weber Daniel Price (Monash)
Darren Croton Brad Tucker (ANU)
Alan Duffy Barbara Catinella (ICRAR)
Jeff Cooke Rebecca Lange (ADACS rep.)
Andrew Jameson Paul Lasky (OzGrav rep.)
Michael Murphy Colin Jacobs (HWSA rep.)
Dany Vohl (website) Katinka Gereb (Swinburne)
Liz Thackray (admin, finance)  

 

Registration options | All dates & times are in AEDT; all costs include GST

RegistrationCostOpensCloses
NZ Student (early-bird)$280.00 March 1, 2018, 6 a.m.April 30, 2018, 11:59 p.m.
ASA Student/Retired member (early-bird)$280.00 March 1, 2018, 6 a.m.April 30, 2018, 11:59 p.m.
Student/Retired non-member (early-bird)$420.00 March 1, 2018, 6 a.m.April 30, 2018, 11:59 p.m.
ASA Full member (early-bird)$490.00 March 1, 2018, 6 a.m.April 30, 2018, 11:59 p.m.
NZ Astronomer (early-bird)$490.00 March 1, 2018, 6 a.m.April 30, 2018, 11:59 p.m.
Full non-member (early-bird)$620.00 March 1, 2018, 6 a.m.April 30, 2018, 11:59 p.m.
Teacher/Educator/Press (early-bird)$500.00 March 19, 2018, noonApril 30, 2018, 11:59 p.m.
One day$130.00 March 1, 2018, 6 a.m.June 23, 2018, 11:59 p.m.
Two days$330.00 March 1, 2018, 6 a.m.June 23, 2018, 11:59 p.m.
ASA Student/Retired member (late registration)$350.00 April 30, 2018, 11:59 p.m.June 23, 2018, 11:59 p.m.
NZ Student (late registration)$350.00 April 30, 2018, 11:59 p.m.June 23, 2018, 11:59 p.m.
Student/Retired non-member (late registration)$450.00 April 30, 2018, 11:59 p.m.June 23, 2018, 11:59 p.m.
ASA Full member (late registration)$570.00 April 30, 2018, 11:59 p.m.June 23, 2018, 11:59 p.m.
NZ Astronomer (late registration)$570.00 April 30, 2018, 11:59 p.m.June 23, 2018, 11:59 p.m.
Teacher/Educator/Press (late registration)$600.00 April 30, 2018, 11:59 p.m.June 23, 2018, 11:59 p.m.
Full non-member (late registration)$665.00 April 30, 2018, 11:59 p.m.June 23, 2018, 11:59 p.m.

To register for this meeting, use our registrations portal.

Featured event

Social Outing

When: Tue 26 Jun 2018, 6:00PM - 9:00PM
No registration required

A social outing is being organised to the Mount Burnett Observatory (MBO) on the 26th of June. MBO is a community astronomical facility in the Dandenong Ranges, east of Melbourne. The association is running both optical and radio facilities, is involved with astrophotography and augmented reality experimentation, so there will ...

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Sponsors

ASA Annual Scientific Meeting 2018 is proudly sponsored by the following organizations and companies:

We acknowledge support from the Hunstead gift for Astrophysics at the Sydney Institute for Astronomy.

We thank the School of Science at Swinburne University for their support.

The Rainbow Dinner is sponsored by People & Culture at Swinburne University.