Local area CAASTRO meetings

Sydney / Canberra / Brisbane


Date: Monday 14 November 2016
Time: 12.00noon-12.45pm AEST
Locations: USyd - CAASTRO Boardroom, School of PhysicsA28, ANU - CSO Boardroom, Mount Stromlo; UQ - Interaction room

12.00 Elaine: Welcome
12:10 Marcin Glowacki: HI Absorption in nearby compact radio galaxies
12:20 Richard Scalzo: Inferring Progenitor Properties for Peculiar Type Ia Supernovae
12:30 Anais Moller: SkyMapper transient survey update and DES selection function
12:40 Elaine: Wrap up
12:45 Lunch

Usually on the second Monday (University of Sydney) or second Wednesday (ATNF or AAO) of the month, alternating between Camperdown and Marsfield. Occasional excursions to Canberra and Brisbane.




Date: Tuesday 14 February 2017
Time: 15:00 - 16:30 (AEDT)
Location: Opat Seminar room on level 6 of David Caro building, the University of Melbourne

Our speakers are:

Paul Geil from Uni Melbourne will talk about Bubbles at Dawn (abstract attached) and Igor Andreoni  from Swinburne University will report on latest runs of the Deeper Wider Faster survey.

After the talks, we will provide as usual delicious cake to inspire and fuel further discussions.

Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month, alternating between University of Melbourne (Dr Laura Wolz) and Swinburne University (Prof Jeremy Mould).



Date: Tuesday 19 April 2016
Time: 10:00 - 12:00am (WST)
Location: UWA, followed by lunch

Date: Wednesday 12 October
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm (WST)
Location: Curtin University, followed by lunch

For the catering issue, we need to figure out how many people will attend. Could you check your availability at the following doodle poll at your earliest time?


We will update the detailed program soon but it will basically comprise “round-table update” + “one or two research talks” followed by executive/public outreach updates.

  1. 1 or 2 science talks including a science talk from the new CAASTRO-UWA member Cullan Howlett , more details TBD
  2. General discussion & Update from outreach + executive