We acknowledge the Wallumedegal people as the traditional land owners of the Marsfield region, where our Student Workshop will take place.
The Student Workshop will be held at CSIRO Space & Astronomy headquarters in Marsfield, Sydney, Australia. Space & Astronomy operates the Australia Telescope National Facility radio telescopes and develops advanced radio astronomy instrumentation for radio telescopes around the world.
Many winter days in Sydney can be pleasant with sunshine and daytime high temperatures of 18-20 °C. However you can get unlucky and have a rainy day with slightly lower temperatures. Information about the expected weather conditions can be found at the Sydney Weather Forecast; please check it regularly leading up to your visit, as conditions are variable.
While it has always been referred to as the “Student Workshop”, we intend the week to provide training opportunities for both students and scientists new and within the field. The workshop will consist of lectures and tutorials on pulsar observing, data processing, and GW analysis, plus more!
IPTA Hack week activities will run in parallel to the Student Workshop.
A computer-readable, downloadable pdf of the schedule can be found here.
Registrations have closed.
In-person registration fee: $50 AUD (~$33 USD, €30)
Virtual registration fee: Registration is free for virtual participation.
Please note: Due to logistical constraints, the maximum number of in-person attendees at the student week is 50. For those who aren't able to attend in-person, a virtual attendance option is also available. Virtual attendance at the Student Workshop is free, but registration is required so that we know how many participants to expect.
Refunds and cancellation
Please contact OzGrav by email about your Student Workshop Registration if you require a refund, either because you are cancelling your attendance or because you wish to transfer from in-person to virtual attendance. Requests for refunds will need to be received by 15 May 2023 23:59 UTC. No refunds will be provided after that date, including partial refunds from ticket transfers (from in-person to virtual and vice versa).
To inquire about your registration, please email OzGrav.
The preferred hotel is the Mercure Sydney Macquarie Park, which is offering a 15% discount off their best-available rates for 13-16 June 2023. The hotel is in close proximity to the Macquarie University Train Station, and a short bus ride or pleasant 30 minute walk to the student workshop venue.
To make a booking, please contact the Mercure reservations team via e-mail, or by calling +61 02 7255 2300 to process the booking. Please note the discount is not redeemable online.
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For students who require funding assistance, a very small number of rooms are available at the CSIRO Marsfield lodge at a rate of ~$80 AUD per night. Please contact Andrew Zic and Leanne Edwards for details and availability.
Terms and conditions
Please note: The below terms and conditions are set by the hotel, not the IPTA 2023 LOC.
- All delegates will receive a 15% discount on our Best Available Rate.
- Stay dates are from 13th June 2023 to 16th June 2023.
- The discount will be available up until COB 13th May 2023 or until sold out prior.
- All reservations require credit card as guarantee at time of booking.
- Cancellations made within 72 hours prior will incur penalty equal to one night's accommodation.
Travel to the Student Workshop Venue
The preferred accommodation is a 50-60 minute journey on public transportation or a 40-50 minute (traffic-dependent) taxi/rideshare from Sydney Airport (SYD). Air travel is the most feasible option for traveling from the Student Workshop to the Science Meeting.
Satellite view of the Marsfield region. White circle is the CSIRO Marsfield office, yellow circle is the Mercure Hotel, and red circle is the shopping centre and train station location. Click on image to be taken to Google Maps, and route your direction to the Mercure Hotel from your current location.
Satellite view of the Marsfield region. White circle is the CSIRO Marsfield office, yellow circle is the City of Sydney, and red circle Sydney Airport. Click on image to be taken to Google Maps, and route your direction to the CSIRO Marsfield office from your current location. Please check our Travel page on public transport guides, prices and facilities.