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Science with SKAMP Workshop

Widefield Spectroscopy of the Southern Radio Sky

Travel to and from the Observatory

A mini-bus will be available to take delegates to and from the Queensgate Motel to the Molonglo Observatory

Wed 16th Sept - the mini-bus will be starting at Canberra Airport to meet flight QF803 from Sydney at 8:15 before stopping at the Queensgate Motel (around 8:45am) and then directly to Molonglo. The bus will return delegates to Queanbeyan in the evening.

Thurs 17th the mini-bus will collect people from the Queensgate Motel at 8:20am. The bus will bring people back to Queanbeyan after lunch at 1:30pm.

Please could you let myself or Adrian Blake ( know as soon as possible if you will need to be collected from the airport on Wed 16th at 8:15am.

Registration to the workshop is free. Meals included with registration include:
Wed 16th Sept: Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea
Thur 17th: Morning tea and lunch
The conference dinner on Wednesday evening at the BlueQ cafe is not included. Prices for meals at the BlueQ are very reasonable.


We have organised a block booking for The Queensgate Motel in Queanbeyan which is a 30 min drive from the Molonglo Radio Observatory. 25 rooms have been booked for the nights of the 15th and 16th September 2009.

The Queensgate Motel
High Street
Queanbeyan 2620
NSW Australia
Tel + 612 6297 7677
Fax + 612 6299 2543
Map: Queensgate Motel location map.

Nightly tariffs:

  • Standard Suite - $98.00
  • Twinshare - $110.00
  • Queen Spa (up to 4 people) - $160.00

Note: Queensgate Motel still has 9 rooms available.

When booking your room at The Queensgate Motel, you will need to mention the block booking under the name "University of Sydney".
Please Note: FLORIADE will be held in Canberra between 12th Sept and 11th Oct. Hotels are expecting to be heavily booked during this time, so please make your bookings early. For more information about Floride, please visit their site

Other accommodation options

Aussie Settler Motel
5 High St
Queanbeyan, NSW 2620
(02) 6297 4711
This motel is directly across the road from The Queensgate Motel

Grand Manor Motor Inn
45 Macquoid St
Queanbeyan, NSW 2620
(02) 6299 2800

Best Western Central Motel and Apartments
11 Antill St
Queanbeyan, NSW 2620
(02) 6298 8988

Parkway Motel
8 Lowe St
Queanbeyan, NSW 2620
1800 041 019

Olympia Motel
149 Crawford St
Queanbeyan, NSW 2620
(02) 6297 1777

Mid City Motor Inn
215 Crawford St
Queanbeyan, NSW 2620
(02) 6297 7366

This link will take you to a map with more accommodation suggestions.

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