Social Events

Observatory Reception

Monday, 17 October 2011

We will take the Cable Car to the Carter Observatory set in the beauty of the Wellington Botanic Garden.
Weather permitting, we will use the historic Cooke Refractor Telescope.
In any event, we will be treated to
  • a presentation by Victoria University astronomy researcher Dr. Melanie Johnston-Hollitt.
  • the Pelorus Trust Planetarium,
    a state of the art, full-dome digital theatre.
  • a multi-media exhibition.
  • drinks and canapés.
   Cooke Telescope
Space is limited, so register early to secure a ticket for this event.

Carter Observatory
Click on the image to see a video clip teaser

Conference Reception

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

The conference reception will feature a welcome "New Zealand style", drinks and canapés. It will take place at Te Papa, the conference venue.

Conference Banquet

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Conference attendees receive the honour of being invited by the Member of Parliament Grant Robertson to a formal conference banquet at the Banquet Hall of the Wellington signature "Beehive" building.

Wellington Parliament Buildings Tour

Thursday, 20 October 2011

A special - MODELS 2011 attendees only - tour through the Wellington Parliament Buildings starts at 18.00, will include peeks at the discussion Chamber and the base isolator earthquake engineering system, and will finish just in time for the conference banquet (18.45) at the banquet location. To choose this tour, please select the "17.45" option from the registration form, as this is the time you will be expected at the Parliament entrance. All tours are free, have very limited capacity, and are filled on a "first-come, first-served basis".

Sorry, the 17.45 tour is full. Successful applicants will be informed as soon as possible.


We hope you enjoy the MODELS 2011 Image Gallery

Proceedings LNCS 6981 now online

The Programme links to a soft copy of the conference booklet

The Carter Observatory Reception featured a talk by Dr. Johnston-Hollitt

Satellite Events now include lunch! Also see the new Food Map

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