Program & Talk Resources

Friday 14 August
  Welcome drinks and refreshments on Friday evening
Saturday 15 August
 9:15-9:30 Welcome to AstroFest!
9:30-10:00 Dan Birchall: Eleven Years on Mauna Kea
10:00-10:30 Glen Mackie: [screencast] From Dusty Emus to Dark Energy (and back)
10:30-11:00 Morning tea
11:00-12:30 Lynn van Rooijen-McCullough: DemoPIRATE Robotic Facility in Mallorca
12:30-1:30 Lunch
1:30-2:30 Pamela Gay: Visualising your Data
2:30-3:00 Richard West: Raven MOA on Subaru
3:00-3:00 Phil Evans: Variable Stars South – who we are and what we do
3:30 -4:00 Afternoon tea
4:00-4:30 Chris Flynn: [skype] Pulsars@Molonglo
4:30-6:00 Sarah Maddison & Pamela Gay: Demo – Citizen Science projects, CosmosQuest & Zooniverse
Evening Stargazing on the beach!
Sunday 16 August
9:15-9:45 Lynn van Rooijen-McCullough: Reach for the stars
9:45-10:00 Glen Mackie: [screencast] A brief history of astronomy in Hawai’i
10:00-10:30 Dan Birchall: The TMT controversy
10:30-11:00 Morning tea
11:00-12:30 Pamela Gay: Demo – Colouring your Images
12:30-1:30 Lunch
1:30-2:30 Sarah Maddison: New views of our Solar System
2:30-3:30 Thayne Currie: Imaging Extrasolar Planets from Maunakea
3:30-4:00 Afternoon Tea
4:00-4:30 Jeff Cooke: [skype] Pu-pu platter of Swinburne science at the Keck telescopes
4:30-5:45 Sarah Maddison: Demo – Exploring Planetary Dynamics
5:50-6:00 Sarah Maddison: Closing remarks
7pm AstroFest Dinner
Monday 17 August
  • Optional Mauna Kea summit tour of the W.M. Keck Observatory or Subaru Observatory