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Astronomical Society of Australia Education and Public Outreach Chapter Biennial Workshop

December 5-6, 2018

The Astronomical Society of Australia’s Education and Public Outreach Chapter (ASA EPOC) is tasked with being the focal point of interaction between Australian professional astronomers and the broader astronomy education and outreach community. Part of this mission is to organise a regular national astronomy EPO workshop. This meeting is the second ASA EPO Chapter workshop, the first having been held in 2016 at the University of Melbourne.
The goal of this 2 day workshop is to i) to facilitate the development of connections between professional astronomy and education and public outreach nationally, to ii) provide support, encouragement and professional development for astronomers at all career levels seeking to incorporate EPO activities into their professional career and iii) highlight the successes and lessons learned over the last two years while setting goals as a community for the future.

Key Dates

  • October 12th 2018: Registration and Travel Grant Applications Open
  • November 22nd 2018: Travel Grant Applications Close (NOW EXTENDED)
  • December 5-6th 2018: Workshop
  • December 5th 2018: Workshop Sundowner
  • December 7th 2018: Optional Gravity Discovery Centre trip


The workshop will be held in the ground floor seminar room at ICRAR’s University of Western Australia node.

Address: 7 Fairway, Crawley. Ground floor of the Ken and Julie Michael Building.

Follow the signs to the seminar room on arrival.

workshop sundowner

The workshop evening event will be sundowner pre-dinner drinks held next to the SPIRIT telescopes on top of the School of Physics building at UWA. Please indicate your attendance at this event during registration.

Optional Gravity Discovery Centre Tour

An optional tour to the Gravity Discovery Centre will occur on Friday 7th December, 2018. Please indicate your interest in attending during registration. With enough interest there may be return transport provided.


Registration is now open. Registration is free, but we need to know how many people are coming for catering purposes and also to organise for people with particular requirements so please register at the registration page.

Travel Grants

Limited travel assistance is available for participants to attend the conference. Grants will be available with a value up to $600 depending on circumstances. To be considered for travel support please complete the Travel Grant Application prior to 22nd November 2018, and we will notify you of the outcome ASAP.

Preference will be given to attendees who do not have institutional financial support to attend the workshop.


We will be able to provide childcare support upon request. If interested please indicate during the registration process and we will contact you to ascertain your needs. If you are unsure or need to know more about what could be provided, please contact asaepoc@gmail.com.

Accessibility information

Accommodations can be made upon request, please indicate any access requirements during registration.


For more details or registration queries, please contact Michael Fitzgerald (ASA EPOC Chair) and Kirsten Gottschalk (ICRAR Local Organising Chair).


Many Thanks to our Sponsors

Galactic Sponsors

Galactic Sponsors for the ASA EPOC Workshop 2018, CSIRO and ICRAR. Image shows the blue circular CSIRO logo and the red, orange and yellow swirls of the ICRAR logo.

Stellar Sponsors

Stellar Sponsors for the ASA EPOC Workshop 2018, ANU, ECU and ozGrav. Image shows the ANU logo in black, ECU logo and then ozGrav logo from left to right.

Organising Committee

  • Michael Fitzgerald, ECU (ASA EPOC Chair)
  • Kirsten Gottschalk, ICRAR (LOC Chair)
  • Rob Hollow, CSIRO
  • Saeed Salimpour, Deakin University
  • Tracey O’Keefe, ICRAR
  • Lisa Randell, ICRAR