Arrival (30th June)
All attendees will be picked up in Sydney, for example at Central Station or Sydney Domestic Airport, and taken by coach to The Tops Conference Centre. After registration has closed, we will finalise the pick-up points and times. Please make sure you arrive at either Central Station or Sydney Domestic Airport before 4pm, so that there will be time to transport everyone to The Tops.
Departure (3rd July)
Students will travel back to Sydney by coach, with the drop-off points to be finalised after registration closes. Drop-off points may include Central Station, The University of Sydney, and Sydney Domestic Airport. The coaches will arrive back in Sydney between 2pm – 4pm (to be finalised), so that attendees have ample time to check-in to accommodation.
Driving To the Tops Conference Centre
Driving to the Tops Conference Centre from the centre of Sydney takes approximately one hour. The Tops Conference Centre is located at 51 Bendena Garden, Stanwell Tops, NSW 2508, and can be accessed by driving south on the Princes Motorway, turning left onto Lawrence Hargrave Dr, right onto Stonehaven Road, then right onto Bendena Garden. A map is provided below. For students, parking is available outside the Grevillea accommodation block, and for speakers, parking is available on the main Tops site, near the Boronia block.
Some funds will be available to assist students with the cost of travel to and from Sydney, to attend the Harley Wood School of Astronomy. Applications for travel assistance are now closed. Applications for travel assistance will be reviewed by the HWSA LOC, and recipients chosen based on estimated travel costs. Please be aware that if your application is successful, the funds you are provided with are unlikely to completely cover your travel costs, as we will attempt to equalise the travel costs of attendees. Recipients of travel assistance will be notified by the 15th of April 2016.