The Astronomy BoF is for anyone interested in astronomy and space. While there's no Astronomy Miniconf this year, we space nerds can still get together and geek out together.

Planned Event

This is now confirmed for Thursday night (19th Jan) for a maximum of 45 people.

The cost for the group tour will is $150, which is being generously covered by Peter Lawler.

Where to meet the bus

The bus will depart from the regular bus pickup point at Wrest Point outside the exit nearest the registration desk.

FROM Wrest Point TO Observatory

BOARD BUS: 5:20pm sharp BUS DEPARTS: 5:30pm SHARP

We really have no wiggle room on this - if you're unable to make it onto the bus by departure time, your spot WILL be given to someone on the waitlist.

Return FROM Observatory TO Wrest Point

BOARD BUS: Approx. 7:45pm BUS DEPARTS: Approx. 8:00pm

If you will be catching the bus TO the observatory but not returning on the bus to Wrest Point, please let Jessica Smith know BEFORE you leave so that we can ensure that we have a correct headcount before leaving the observatory!

Attendee List

The people below have a confirmed spot for the Astronomy BoF. Because we have a hard limit of 45 people, we now have a handful of late additions who we can't guarantee a place in the tour.

It's likely that a handful of people may need to drop for some reason, so there's a chance that those who registered most recently may make the cut. Unfortunately it's just not feasible for us to take any more than 45 people.

If you haven't already signed up below, please don't add yourself.

If you've on the list but won't be able to make it for any reason, please remove yourself from the list and email Jessica Smith to let her know.


  1. Jessica Smith (@itgrrl)
  2. Ben Martin
  3. Ender
  4. Nik Lam
  5. Karl-Johan Karlsson
  6. Randall Crook
  7. Paul Warren
  8. Mars (@themartianlife)
  9. Paris (@parisba)
  10. @the_mcjones (Paris' +1)
  11. @caskey (Paris' +2)
  12. Ivan Brawley
  13. David Lord (@dal_geek)
  14. Jed Murzello
  15. Jon (@desplesda)
  16. Pete Lawler
  17. Georgie Addison (Pete's +1, will meet us there)
  18. Stephen Edmonds (@popcorncx)
  19. Michael Cree
  20. Simon Lyall (@slyall)
  21. Sebastian Cook (@tsuite)
  22. Justin Thiessen
  23. Josh Deprez (@DrJosh9000)
  24. Hannah Thompson (@hannahcancode)
  25. Cameron Lonsdale (@MyOutpost)
  26. Camilla Blomberg
  27. Jaime Schmidt (@jaimekristene)
  28. Jan Schmidt (thaytan)
  29. Arthur Schmidt
  30. Oliver Schmidt
  31. Andrew Gordon (@andkiw)
  32. Andrew Bartlett
  33. Maksim Lin (@mklin)
  34. Dan Hawke (@dankaska)
  35. Matthew Chapman (@eigenmatt)
  36. Thomas Sprinkmeier
  37. Emma
  38. Alex
  39. Paul Hamilton
  40. Paul Fenwick (@pjf)
  41. Kate McCombs (@katecom)
  42. Robert Mibus (@mibus)
  43. Matthew D'Orazio
  44. David Go
  45. Paul McInerney


The people below are on the waitlist. They will be moved to the attending list if anyone on that list is unable to attend.

  1. Matt Ames
  2. Jeremy Utting

Transportation Costs

Secret Lab have generously offered to provide $300 sponsorship towards the cost of a charter bus to the observatory, and the LCA Organising Committee have also generously offered to cover the balance of the charter bus hire. There will be no cost to those attending.

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