We celebrate “50 years of Atmospheric Research at Lauder” on 28-29 April 2011. The celebration will be based at Central Stories Museum in Alexandra where a permanent display of Atmospheric reseach is being prepared. If you have with links to Lauder atmospheric research (DSIR or NIWA), or an interest in it, you will be very welcome. Consider it a re-union but with a scientific flavour. The convenor is Gordon Keys (email@example.com), who was OIC at Lauder in the 1970s and 1980s. Registration forms are available from him.
If this old truck looks familiar, you need to be there…… The old observatory truck was sold to Ian Coutts of Christchurch for $1 on the day of this photo. He made it “roadworthy” again at no further expense, and the photo shows him driving out from Lauder, under the watchful eyes of Brian McNamara and Jack Richardson. He drove it across the Omarama saddle to be used as a glider winch at Omarama. Ian later restored to its former glory- but without the superstructure.
10:00. Registration opens
10:00 to 12:00. Informal get together and viewing of displays at the Museum
12:00 to 13:00. Lunch (own arrangments)
13:00 to 15:00. Formal presentations
15:00 to 15:30. Afternoon Tea
15:30 to 17:30. Formal presentations
19:00 to 23:00. Conference dinner
09:00 to 10:00. Meet at Museum
10:00 to 14:00. Lauder site visit (lunch included in registration fee)
15:00 . Close
Please register early. A block booking for rooms at Centennial Court Motel will be held until 30 March. If you’re from out of town, make the most of your visit to sunny Central by taking time out before or after to ride the Rail Trail, or visit the Arrowtown Autumn festival.