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Social program

Welcome reception

Sunday 4 December 2016

We hope you can join us on Sunday from 5.00pm to 8.00pm (or whenever, if we feel like kicking on) at our Welcome Reception. The venue will be Ursula Hall. This is an opportunity for you to meet with your fellow scholars and have a chat with many of the presenters.

The Welcome Reception is free of charge and will include both meaty and vegetarian selections as well as fruit and salads, dessert, wine, beer and soft drinks.

Please register for this event when completing the registration form.

Address: Ursula Hall, ANU campus, Daley Road.

Dinner, 7pm, Friday 9 December 2016

After a hectic week of logic, we all need to unwind a bit. On Friday evening we'll head out for a relaxed dinner at one of the restaurants in the "Civic" centre of Canberra.

For those of you unfamiliar with the city, please meet in front of the lecture theatre (where the classes take place) at 6.30pm to be guided on a walk to the restaurant.

There is a flat charge of $20 per head for the dinner. Please register and pay this charge as part of registering for the Summer School.

Excursion, Saturday 10 December 2015

The Summer School's tradition is to visit the Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve and NASA's Deep Space Communication Complex so on the Saturday we'll treat ourselves to an excursion out of Canberra.

Transport will depart from Ursula Hall on the ANU campus soon after 9.30am and return around 5pm. All those going on the excursion as asked to meet at Ursula Hall by 9.30. It is suggested you bring: Hat, shades, sunblock, water bottle, camera if you like, and comfortable shoes. Note: Ursula Hall is located on Daley Road, on the corner with Dickson Road.

Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve is in the mountains, around a 40-minute scenic drive out of Canberra. We can expect to come across kangaroos, wallabies, koalas and emus which run wild. We normally take a gentle walk on one of the marked walking trails.

During our visit to Tidbinbilla we will also visit the Deep Space Complex, one of three in the world that track NASA's interplanetary missions.

Lunch will be provided on the excursion. This social event is free to participants.

Summer School picnic

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