Harley Wood School

Harley Wood School of Astronomy (HWSA)


Commences 14.30 (AEST) on Friday 9th July and concludes 12.00 Sunday 11th July 2021



La Trobe University Albury-Wodonga campus

See: https://www.latrobe.edu.au/albury-wodonga/about

We will meet in a 150 seat lecture theatre which has all AV requirements.





Christian Reichardt – UMelb

Rachel Webster – UMelb (emergency mobile: 0425 863 209)

Kim Dorrell – UMelb (emergency mobile: 0421 135 145)

Balu Sreedhar – UMelb

Yi Shuen (Christine) Lee – UMelb

Julian Carlin – UMelb

Juan Salcedo – SUT

Giulia Santucci – UNSW

Any questions please contact Kim Dorrell in the first instance.



The full schedule can be found here.



The on-campus student accommodation will house around 20-25 people (one person per room) depending on availability. However, all linen (and toilet paper) would need to be supplied by the guests. The cost per room per night is approximately $49. There are a couple of motels and caravan parks nearby (short walk away), see below.

La Trobe’s location is marked with the yellow blob.

AU$100 – Big 4 Borderland Holiday Park * – about 200 m walk away. Approximately 20-25 more people could be accommodated here. The cost per person per night ranges from $58 – $95 which includes a 10% discount for a group booking. Sharing preferences will be noted on the registration form.

*CANCELLATION POLICY – If a COVID-19 related border closure or lockdown were declared that required us to cancel the event at short notice, we would get 100% refund of our booking fees. Other cancellations made more than 14 days before the arrival date will also receive a 100% refund. Cancellations received 7-14 days beforehand will forfeit 50% of the accommodation cost.

AU$137 – Econo Lodge Border Gateway

AU$129 – Belvoir Village Motel and Apartments 3*motel

AU$118 – Murray Valley Motel 3*motel

AU$125 – Wodonga Caravan and Cabin Park

AU$140 – Stagecoach Motel Wodonga 4* Hotel



There are several options for people travelling from NSW, ACT and VIC. People from other states can join a group from any of these starting points or make their own arrangements. Transport costs are to be paid by local institutions (ie. not from event budget).

Melbourne -> Wodonga

  • Train/Bus

From Southern Cross station to Wodonga station. Travel time is approximately 4 hours 16 minutes (train and then coach). Return cost is $82 (adult) $41 (concession). Reservations are required for this regional service.

Melb -> Wodonga – Dep 09.26   Arr 13.42 (4 hr 16mins)

Wodonga -> Melb – Dep 12.54   Arr 16.40 (3hr 46 mins)

  • Car  

Driving time from Melbourne is approximately 3 hr and 27 mins (326.2 km) via M31.


Registrations are closed.

Online participation – NO CHARGE

In-person – $375 per person (+ GST)

Registration fees include:

  • Accommodation – Friday and Saturday nights 

This will be in either self-contained student rooms (shared bathrooms and all linen etc required) or on-site cabins or bungalows with separate bedrooms. Some of the larger cabins are two bedroom/twin share. Preferences will be captured on the registration form.

  • Meals
  1. Breakfast (Sat/Sun)
  2. Lunch (Sat/Sun)
  3. Afternoon tea (Fri)
  4. Dinner (Fri/Sat)

Any dietary requirements will be noted at the time of registration.

Drinks at the evening meals will need to be paid for by the attendees.

  • Social Activities 
  1. Friday evening (weather-permitting) astrophotography tutorial/observing night led by Aman Chokshi (UMelb)
  2. Saturday afternoon session at the local Wodonga Bounce indoor trampolining centre (800m – 10 mins walk) or 10-pin bowling (6kms from campus, Uber?)
  3. Self-organised walk of the local Botanic Gardens

Your registration is not confirmed until payment has been received in full.



Please email Kim Dorrell if you require a refund.

  • Cancellation requests received by 5pm AEST on Wed 23rd June will be 100% refundable.
  • Cancellation requests received by 5pm on Wed 30th June will be 50% refundable.
  • Cancellations after 30th June are non-refundable.



Any questions please contact Kim Dorrell in the first instance – 0421 135 145

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