2019 Science Meeting

*Registration for the Science Meeting has now closed


By registering for the Retreat, you agree to the ASTRO 3D Meeting Code of Conduct as a condition of that registration (download Meeting Code of Conduct)

2019 ASTRO 3D Science Meeting Final Program

Science Meeting Attendees listed here

WHEN: 10:30AM Monday 20th May – 2:30PM Friday 24th May 2019

WHERE: CSIRO Lecture Theatre, Marsfield, Sydney, NSW

This year our Science Meeting will be at the CASS CSIRO Marsfield site, Epping Road, Marsfield, Sydney.

The ASTRO 3D Science Meeting is an opportunity for the ASTRO 3D community to come together and share the Centre’s research from the previous year, as well as discuss the Science vision and goals for the next year. We will also have a Student Retreat, professional development and the opportunity to meet with the International Advisory Board Members.

There is free parking onsite – they can be entered via Pembroke or Vimeira Roads.

Members will need to enter the building and sign in at Reception (P on the map below) – you will not have full access to the site.


We will have a “registration” desk set up on arrival and for you pick up your goodies:

  • Your brand new ASTRO 3D name badge!
  • ASTRO 3D Hoodies (just in time for winter, or too late in the case of Canberra)
  • New ASTRO 3D pens
  • More ASTRO 3D notepads (if you need them)



You are responsible for booking your own accommodation for the Science Meeting. We do, however, have some suggestions for nearby accommodation and have negotiated group booking rates for the following accommodation:

  • MGSM Executive Hotel (Quest Apartments) – $170/night including full buffet breakfast, complimentary wifi and parking (subject to availability). Please quote group booking number 2132176 when booking.
  • Travelodge Macquarie – $175/night, including breakfast. Please go to https://www.tfehotels.com/en/ and select Travelodge Macquarie. Please quote Promo Code ANU2019 when booking.


Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea are provided (thanks to the CSIRO).

The Conference Dinner is on Wednesday 22 May at the Macquarie Executive Hotel.

There is an optional event on Tuesday 21 May – Pint of Science at the Collector Hotel. The night is themed “Letters and Numbers” and ASTRO 3D has purchased 20 tickets.

Please advise Ingrid McCarthy if you would like to attend or put your name down on the signup sheet at the venue!



Sydney Airport is the closest major airport to the venue. Please book your flights to arrive by 10:30am (morning tea) on Monday morning and flights to go home on Friday afternoon/evening.

If driving:

  • get on M1 from Airport Dr and Qantas Dr
  • follow M1 and M2 to Epping Rd in North Ryde
  • take Epping Rd exit from M2
  • take Epping Rd to Pembroke Rd in Marsfield

Canberra members are encouraged to carpool to save Node travel funds.


Has been organised for those who indicated they required it on the Registration Form


The Student Retreat will be from 17-19th of May 2019. This Retreat is open to all ASTRO 3D students and is a chance to meet, greet and find new friends.

The Retreat will be at YMCA Sydney Olympic Park Lodge, which is a dorm style accommodation with catering included. The Retreat will comprise of 5-minute Thesis style talks, where we can introduce our research. We also plan on providing feedback on our talking styles, so as to improve upon it (these will be personalised and given in private). There will be an opportunity for a collaborative session where we can collaborate with our colleagues. We are also deciding on social activity, more details of which will be provided a bit later.

The registration fee is $400 per person, including everything (accommodation, food, transport, etc.).  Information concerning transport to and from the venue will be provided later.

For registering, please fill out the google form provided in the link below –


It would be great if you can make it to the venue latest by 6 pm on the 17th of May 2019.

Here are some suggested flights for people travelling from Perth and Melbourne to Sydney –


Melbourne to Sydney (arrive by 15:30):

– QF482: 13:15 – 14:40;

– QF436: 13:30 – 14:55;

– VA849: 14:00 – 15:25.


Perth to Sydney (arrive by 17:00):

– QF642: 10:25 – 16:30;

– VA556: 10:45 – 16:55.



If you registered to attend the retreat and your circumstances change, please let ingrid.mccarthy@anu.edu.au know as soon as possible.