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Perth Hub

Welcome to the Perth Hub information page for the 2024 ASA ASM.

On Wednesday, 26th June, the local astronomical community of Perth will come together for the in-person Hub Day at the University Club at UWA. Perth Hub’s program features National Prize Talks in the morning followed by in-person talks in the afternoon showcasing the science being carried out and enabled by our local early-career researchers (ECRs) in Perth. To complement the scientific program, the Local Organising Committee (LOC) has put together an excellent food and beverage program (with dedicated coffee catering), capped by a Perth Hub banquet – giving us ample time to network and discuss our science! We are looking forward to welcoming the Perth astronomy community to Hub Day at UWA.


You can register for Perth Hub using this form. Registration via this form is essential for billing and banquet numbers.

The registration deadline is June 19th.

Note: Registration for Perth Hub is separate from ASA ASM registration. Each Hub has its own plan, budget, and billing for Hub Day. Billing will be proportional to attendance and handled by each host institute (ICRAR/Curtin, ICRAR/UWA, CSIRO, SKAO, and AusSRC). Hub participants will not need to pay to attend Perth Hub.


Perth Hub will take place at the University Club at UWA. Dedicated bus transport from Curtin will be arranged. Paid parking is also available in the UWA Car Park 5 adjacent to the club on Hackett Drive or along Matilda Bay. Signage will direct participants to the auditorium.

Detailed address:

The University Club of Western Australia
The University of Western Australia
Street Address:  Hackett Entrance #1, Hackett Drive
Mailing Address: M800, 35 Stirling Highway
Crawley, Western Australia, 6009

Phone: +61 (8) 6488 8770


The full program will be posted closer to the meeting date. The following is a tentative program:

8:00am – 9:00am Reception
9:00am – 10:30am National Prize Talks
10:30am – 11:30am Morning Tea and Hub Poster Viewing
11:30am – 1:00pm National Prize Talks
1:00pm – 2:00pm Lunch and Hub Poster Viewing
2:00pm – 3:30pm Hub Talks
3:30pm – 4:30pm Afternoon Tea and Hub Poster Viewing
4:30pm – 6:00pm Hub Talks
6:00pm – 6:30pm Break and Hub Poster Viewing
6:30pm – 10:00pm Hub Banquet

Hub Talks

Local talks will be centred on ECR research. To give as many Perth ECRs as possible the opportunity to showcase their research, we aim to create a dynamic agenda of 7+3 minute and 3+2 minute lightning talks. Preference will be given to PhD students who have not yet had the opportunity to present their research at the national level.

Hub Talk abstract submission form: https://forms.gle/QLKkWJGWdsJDq9RB8

The Hub Talk abstract submission deadline is May 31st.

Note: You are encouraged to apply for a Hub Talk whether or not you are presenting in the virtual component of the ASM. We will also consider abstracts from those awarded poster sparklers at the virtual meeting. Priority will be still given to local PhD students and we will endeavor to give everyone a chance to share their work.

Hub Posters

We encourage all Perth Hub participants to bring a poster. Both scientific and technical posters are encouraged. Hub participants will be incentivised to visit posters throughout the day through challenges for which there will be banquet prizes! We have allocated over 2 hours of dedicated poster-viewing time. Send poster titles and abstracts to the LOC by mailing Matt Frosst (matt.frosst@icrar.org) using the subject heading: Perth Hub 2024 Poster Submission.

The poster title and abstract submission deadline is 14 June.

After this deadline, you may still bring a poster, but it will not be included in the registry for poster-related activities.

Hub Day Banquet

Perth Hub will be topped off by a banquet dinner. Dinner will take place in the dining hall adjacent to the auditorium at the University Club. It includes a 3 course meal catering to all dietary restrictions and preferences and an open-bar selection of beers, wines, and non-alcoholic beverages (upgraded package, which we are confident will please). A sample menu is given here. This menu is a sample only and the club will cater to all dietary restrictions. Please indicate any such restrictions via the registration form or by contacting the LOC.


A Slack channel has been created for Perth Hub. Get on-the-day information and communicate with the LOC and other participants there.

Local Organizing Committee

Your LOC looks forward to welcoming you to Perth Hub. Please contact us if you have any questions.

  • Matt Frosst
  • Andrew Sullivan
  • Connor Bottrell (Chair; connor.bottrell “at” uwa.edu.au)
  • Shané Kingdon
  • Kat Ross
  • Clancy James
  • Natasha Hurley-Walker
  • Chris Power