We have organized a visit to the MRO for a tour of ASKAP. This is also the site of the Murchison Wide field Array and SKA Low (prototyping at present). It is quite spread out so time and interest may determine whether we see these instruments.
This will be a day trip flying from and back to Perth. Alternatives involved additional accommodation and long drives and would have had a similar cost taking more time and with less comfort!
Date: Mon 20th of November,
Leaving from Perth approximately 7:30am returning approximately 8pm.
Registration: email PAF2017@csiro.au with “MRO Site Visit” as the subject of the email ASAP.
Cost: To be confirmed at about $1000.
This is to cover the charter flight (and refreshments at the MRO). You will also need cover your own costs of getting to and from Perth and accommodation for the night before and the night after.
Sydney to Perth return airfares are about $600AUD but may be substantially less as part of an international ticket, particularly if you take your international flight home from Perth.