SCA - "CRYSTAL XIX" - Ballarat Australia - April 1995

Lachlan Cranswick lachlan at dmp.csiro.au
Mon Aug 8 03:49:00 EST 1994


                          CRYSTAL XIX

          First Announcement of the Nineteenth Meeting
                             of the 
            Society of Crystallographers in Australia



                     18 - 21 April, 1995

              University of Ballarat, Victoria



INTRODUCTION

The Organising Committee invites all crystallographers to 
attend the Nineteenth Meeting of the Society of 
Crystallographers in Australia. The conference will be held 
at the University of  Ballarat in country Victoria, from the 
evening of Tuesday the 18th of April ('Easter Tuesday') to 
lunchtime on Friday the 21st of April, 1995.


THE VENUE

Ballarat University is set on 110 hectares of natural 
bushland about 10 km south east of the city of 
Ballarat.  Very pleasant on-campus accommodation is provided 
by the Mount Helen Residence, capable of accommodating 514 
people in single bed/study rooms at about $23 per night (room 
only).  Common room and games room, kitchen areas, laundries 
and outdoor barbecue facilities are available in the 
residential complex. Numerous motels and other forms of 
accommodation are available within a few km of the campus.

The University has a full range of lecture and seminar 
facilities. It also has full AARNet access,and e-mail and 
Internet access can be easily arranged on request for all 
participants. Excellent recreational facilities are available 
including fully equipped gymnasia, jogging and walking tracks 
and an Arboretum. All meals are provided by the University's 
catering service and  fully licensed  bar facilities serve 
the various function rooms.


TRANSPORT

Ballarat University is one and a half hours drive from the 
centre of Melbourne. There are up to six shuttle bus services 
per day from Tullamarine airport to Ballarat. Cost, about $15 
each way. Numbers permitting, these buses will detour to the 
University campus. The committee will help coordinate private 
car transport from Melbourne. Train and private bus services 
also run from the centre of Melbourne to Ballarat.


TENTATIVE COSTS

The Conference Committee has obtained a favourable arrangement 
with the University to keep costs to a minimum. The 
University has its own catering system for all meals at 
reasonable prices. Drinks are at normal bar prices. We 
anticipate that the all inclusive cost of accommodation plus 
meals from Tuesday evening to Friday lunch will be less than 
$250 per person. Tentative registration costs are $100 for 
normal registration and $50 for students. 


SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM

The Conference Lecture will be presented by the 1987 Fellow, 
Dr. Michael Hart. In addition to the usual topic areas 
(protein crystallography, inorganic and mineral structures 
etc) we welcome contributions in areas such as

	Applications of synchrotron radiation

	Structure studies using less traditional methods such as 
                XANES, EXAFS, MASNMR, DAFS

	Structure determinations using TEM/SAED and ND

	Crystallographic teaching

	New developments in crystallographic hardware/software

1995 is the centenary of the discovery of X-rays and the 
Australian Academy of Science is sponsoring a conference 
celebrating this event in the week following Crystal XIX. We 
envisage that a special lecture will be devoted to 
commemorating this event in the Australian context. Further 
details will be given in the second circular.


SOCIAL PROGRAM

This will include a mixer (with possibly a wine tasting) on 
the Tuesday evening and the conference dinner on the Thursday 
evening. The Conference Lecture will be presented on 
Wednesday evening, allowing a free afternoon on Wednesday for 
various activities which could include visits to Sovereign 
Hill, to the Pyrenees Wineries and a tour of Ballarat and its 
surrounds. We will be seeking delegates preferences at the 
time of registration.


ABSTRACTS/REGISTRATION

Registration forms and a call for abstracts will be sent out 
at the end of October and the deadline for the submission of 
both will be 1st February 1995.  


CONTACT PERSON

Further information can be obtained by contacting 
Lachlan Cranswick at CSIRO Division of Mineral Products, 
PO Box 124, Port Melbourne, Victoria 3207.
Phone (613) 647-0211, Fax (613) 646-3223, 
e-mail: lachlan at dmp.csiro.au


ORGANISING COMMITTEE

Lachlan Cranswick (see above)

Ian Grey 	CSIRO Division of Mineral Products, Port Melbourne
		Phone (613)-647-0211, Fax (613)-646-3223
		e-mail:   iang at dmp.csiro.au

Mike Lawrence	Biomolecular Research Institute, Parkville
		Phone (613)-342-4200, Fax (613)-342-4301
		e-mail:   mike at rox.mel.dbe.csiro.au

Andrew Stevenson	 
                CSIRO Division of Materials Science and 
                Technology, Clayton
	        Phone (613)-542-2917, Fax (613)-544-1128
		e-mail:	  stevens at rivett.mst.csiro.au

Jonathan White	Melbourne University, Chemistry Department, 
                Parkville
		Phone (613)-344-4621, Fax (613)-347-5180
		e-mail:  jonathan_white at muwayf.unimelb.edu.au



We thank Nikki Scarlett and Neil Manning for their help with 
the preparation of the first circular.

-- 
Lachlan Cranswick  -  CSIRO     _--_|\  lachlan at dmp.CSIRO.AU 
Division of Mineral Products   /      \ tel +61 3 647 0367 
PO Box 124, Port Melbourne     \_.--._/ fax +61 3 646 3223 
3207 AUSTRALIA                       v    



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