CASS Summer Vacation Program
General InformationThese notes are to give general information for CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science summer vacation students and their supervisors.
Program datesThe summer vacation program for 2011/2012 has a 10-week core period from 28 November 2011 until Friday 10 February 2012 (does not include the one-week site shutdown for Christmas/New Year). All students are asked to be present for the start of the program at 09:00 on 28 November at Marsfield. The CSIRO site is located on the corner of Vimiera Rd and Pembroke Rd in Marsfield, Sydney.
Getting to the Marsfield siteHere is a link to some detailed information on How to get to the Marsfield site
Arrival on first dayWhen you arrive on the first day, please make your way to the main entrance. Staff will be available in the reception area to meet you and guide you to the Lecture Theatre for the initial session.
The summer vacation program includes a series of introductory talks and tours on the first three days, and other organised events. The full program is given in the Summer vacation program of events.
Research ProjectsEach student will undertake a research project under the supervision of a CASS staff member. Details of projects are available on the Projects page.
AccommodationWe can help arrange accommodation in Sydney. Please contact Vicki Drazenovic (email@example.com or phone (02) 9372 4272) if you have any accommodation enquiries.
Travel enquiriesPlease contact the Program Coordinator, Robert Hollow (Robert.Hollow@csiro.au) on (02) 9372 4247.
Christmas Holiday Dates
The Marsfield site will be in a 'shut-down' mode from 24 December through 2 January. Students will be paid for December 26, 27 and 28 and Jan 02 as these are public holidays but not for 30 & 31 December. These days will be taken as unpaid leave. Variations to this are at the discretion of your supervisors.
Observing trip to Narrabri
As part of the summer vacation program students attend an astronomy observing trip to the Narrabri Observatory. This will be held on 13 - 17 January 2012. Information on this will be given during the first few days of the program. Costs for this are met by CASS.
Each student will present a talk on their project at the CASS/AAO Student Symposium on February 8, 2012, in the Marsfield Lecture Theatre and at the Information Science Group Big Day In at Macquarie University, 2-3 February 2012.