2011OctS Observing Schedule Release Notes
Shutdowns: The 2011OCT semester schedule for Parkes has a three-day shutdown, from Monday 21 to Wednesday 23 November, primarily for generator change-over work. There is also a one week shut-down from Monday 30 January to Friday 3 February for further Parkes upgrade work.
Christmas/New Year: Observing will continue over Christmas/New Year, with limited observing support for all but matters affecting the safety of the telescope or people on site during this time.
Daylight Saving: Daylight saving starts in NSW on Sunday 2 October 2011 at 2:00 am, when clocks are put forward one hour. Daylight saving will end in NSW on Sunday 1 April 2012 at 3:00 am, when clocks will be put back one hour. The schedule is in AEST. During the daylight saving period, local "clock time" is one hour ahead of AEST, so 7am AEST is 8am daylight saving time.
Public Holidays: Monday 3 October is the Labour Day public holiday in NSW. Monday 26 December and Tuesday 27 December are public holidays in NSW. Wednesday 28 December is an Australian Public Service (which includes CSIRO) additional holiday. Monday 2 January is a public holiday in NSW. Thursday 26 January is the Australia Day public holiday. Easter falls in the 2012APR semester (from Friday 6 April to Monday 9 April).
Version history: Version 1 of the schedule was released on August 30. Version 2 of the schedule was released on November 21: the main changes were around P595 in the week of December 5, and P630 and P807 in the week of January 23.