​​​Edith Cowan University 


The RTSRE.com website will have the latest and most detailed calendar. Here is the outline for your planning.

Sunday 18th:

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Welcoming Reception. (Registration open from 5:00 pm) 

Monday 19th:
9:00 am: Opening Ceremony
9:15- 10:30: Session 1
10:30-11:00 am Morning Tea
11:00-12:15 Session 2
12:20-12:30 Poster Sparklers (1 minute poster talks).
12:30- 2:00 pm Lunch
2:00 - 2:45 Keynote 1
2:45 - 3:30 Session 3
3:30 - 4:00 Afternoon tea
4:00 - 5:30 Session 4 

Tuesday 20th:
9:00- 10:30: Session 5
10:30-11:00 am Morning Tea
11:00- 11:40 Keynote 2
11:40-13:00 Session 6 

Tuesday afternoon tours  

Wednesday 21st:
9:00 - 10:30 Session 7
10:30 - 11:00 am Morning Tea
11:00 - 12:30 Session 8
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 14:40 Keynote 3
14:40 - 15:30 Session 9 
15:30 - 16:00 Afternoon Tea
14:00 - 17:00 Session 10

17:00 - 17:30 Conference Summary with glasses of wine. 

Wednesday Evening Banquet

​There are three ways to register for the conference and workshop:

Register for the RTSRE Conference here. Scroll down for information about your visit.

The most current program is available at the RTSRE.ORG website. Scroll down for more information about the visiting San Diego. 


Robotic Telescopes, Student Research and Education Conference


The conference will be held at the Hacienda Hotel on Old Town in San Diego.We have secured a special room rate of $169 + tax per night for conference attendees. The rate includes a breakfast buffet daily as well free shuttle service to the airport and train stations. You may call the hotel at 1-800-528-1234 or 619-298-4707 to make reservations - important, please say that you are attending the RTSRE Conference. THIS GROUP RATE IS EFFECTIVE UNTIL MAY 18, 2017.  Check in time is 4:00 PM and checkout is at 12:00 noon. Here's their website: http://www.haciendahotel-oldtown.com/

If you are unable to book at the Hacienda, there are other nearby hotels within a short walking distance and a trolley station for going further afield. 

Registration fees pay for the following

  • Sunday Evening Welcome Reception
  • Wednesday Evening Banquet
  • morning and afternoon refreshments
  • and of course meeting facilities.

If you need more Wednesday Night Banquet tickets; please add them to your order above - see last item.      

If you stay at the Hacienda Hotel, your room rate includes a free breakfast. There are many local restaurants for your other meals.

Welcome to the RTSRE Conference registration and logistics page.  

You may register here and we will try to keep this page updated with the latest information about your visit and stay here in San Diego. 

You probably arrived here from the RTSRE.ORG Conference website and know all about the programs. If so, please feel free to wander about this Boyce-Astro website to see what we are doing in San Diego for student astronomIcal research.

If you arrived here by accident or from another page on our website, welcome. You can learn about the RTSRE Conference in detail at its website: RTSRE.ORG ​. Please check it out and come back to register.


You and or your spouse may want a break while visiting. The conference and hotel are in the middle of Old Town, San Diego, a state park and tourist village celebrating the founding of San Diego, the first community in California. There are numerous shops, restaurants and simple sites to see within steps of the hotel for those short breaks.

For going further afield in your free time or for your spouse, there are several transportation and entertainment opportunities that will be posted here soon. It's easy to get to world famous sites such as the San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, the Midway Museum, the San Diego Maritime Museum, and many more. A hop - on - hop - off trolley starts a block away for those who want to tour the city.

Tuesday afternoon will be free for a couple special tour options for attendees - more to follow..