2nd Australia-China Workshop on Astrophysics


Date: 5 to 7 December 2016


Location: Jinling Guanyuan International Hotel, Suzhou, China


Registration Fee: Free


Registration is now CLOSED




Participant List

Workshop Themes

  • Radio astronomy science and SKA
  • Antarctic astronomy science
  • Big Data challenges
  • Large Optical/IR Facilities and Science


Gusu Hall, 1st Floor, Jinling Guanyuan International Hotel Suzhou



Registration will open at 8:00am outside Gusu Hall on the 1st Floor of the Hotel. The Registration desk will be open during each break session and staff will be in attendance to answer any questions you may have.



Instructions have previously been sent to all speakers and session chairs.  However if you have any questions or require further assistance please contact me or Lin Li (lilin@pmo.ac.cn) by email.  If you have your presentation ready now please feel free to email a copy to Lin Li (lilin@pmo.ac.cn).



Morning Tea, Lunch and Afternoon Tea will be provided each day.  If you haven’t already done so please let us know if you have any dietary requirements.


A Welcome Function will be held on Monday 5 December at The Sydney Suzhou Centre, South Tower Wisdom Centre, No. 10 Moon Bay Road, Suzhou Industrial Park.  Shuttle buses will take depart at 6:15pm from the Hotel to take delegates to the Sydney Suzhou Centre.  Please gather in the hotel lobby.  The buses will return at 8:10pm to the Hotel.  Please gather in the hall on the first floor to meet the return buses.


A workshop dinner will be held on Tuesday 6 December from 7:00pm in Gusu Hall, Jinling Guanyuan International Hotel Suzhou.



Wireless access will be available in the conference rooms each day for those delegates that can access jlgy.  However please bring your own wireless access devices if you have critical work you will need to access.


Please  contact us (Kate Gunn (kate.gunn@sydney.edu.au) or Lin Li (lilin@pmo.ac.cn) if you have any questions.



We recommend Jinling Guanyuan International Hotel Suzhou,  NO.168, Cuiwei Street, Suzhou Industrial Park, Wu Zhong District, 215123 Suzhou, China.  Jinling Guanyuan International Hotel Suzhou is 5 minutes drive from the Suzhou centre of University of Sydney. Room rates are as follows:
Room price (for PMO): Queen room/Twin Room 490RMB (Including Tax and breakfast)

To book: http://www.booking.com/hotel/cn/jinling-guanyuan-international.html


To apply for travel support, please email your request to Kate Gunn with the following information:

  • Name
  • Organisation
  • Student - Yes/No
  • Reason for attending the meeting
  • Financial support required

Foreign citizens must obtain a Chinese visa before entry into China, with the exception of visa-free entry based on relevant agreements with other countries or Chinese regulations.  The Chinese Embassy and Consulates General in Australia do not accept visa applications of ordinary passport holders. Applicants holding ordinary passport are required to submit their visa applications to the Chinese Visa Application Service Centers located in Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth or Brisbane according to their services areas.  For more information please contact the Embassy of the People's Republic of China in Australia or visit their website.


Scientific Organising Committee

  • Michael Ashley(UNSW)
  • George Hobbs (CSIRO)
  • Linhua Jiang (PKU)
  • Di Li, (NAOC, CAS)
  • Bo Peng (NAOC, CAS)
  • Elaine Sadler (Sydney)
  • Zhiqiang Shen (SHAO, CAS)
  • Lister Staveley-Smith (ICRAR)
  • Michele Trenti (Melbourne)
  • Lifan Wang (PMO, CAS Co-Chair)
  • Jing Wang (CSIRO)
  • Ji Yang (PMO, CAS)
  • Jilin Zhou (Nanjing University)

Local Organising Committee

  • Kate Gunn (chair)
  • Judy Deng
  • Syed Uddin
  • Kylie Williams


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