March 2014

  1. Contacts

    Local organizing committee from National Astronomical Observatories includes (with Email links, please send us email if you need our phone number):

    If you would like to meet us in our office, you could find us at NAOC building A, room 514 (A514).

  2. MOBIE 2014, Schedules

     MOBIE Stakeholder Meeting 

    NAOC, Beijing, China 


    Wednesday, April 23 

    08:30 Introductions and goals for the stakeholder meeting 
    09:00 Project update 
    09:30 Workshare development update 
    10:00 MOBIE design status and issues 
    10:30 Break 
    10:45 MOBIE design status and issues (continued) 
    12:00 Lunch 
    13:00 Discussion of EOIs received 
    14:00 Proposed list of mini-studies 
    15:00 Break 
    15:15 Common Practices: 
    • Work package agreements 
    • Types of technical/management documents 
    • Schedule development and cost estimating 
    • Communications, oversight and reporting 
    16:15 Assessing the results from the mini-studies 
    16:45 Future phases of MOBIE development – delta coDR and PDP 
    17:30 Adjourn 
    19:00 Dinner

    Thursday, April 24

    08:30 Detailed discussion of individual mini-studies – I (~25 mins each)
    • Rationale 
    • Statement of work 
    • Specific deliverables 
    • Collaborating institutions 
    10:30 Break 
    10:45 Detailed discussion of individual mini-studies – II 
    12:00 Lunch 
    13:00 Detailed discussion of individual mini-studies – III 
    14:30 Open discussion and wrap-up 
    15:30 Adjourn 


  3. MOBIE 2014, Participants

  4. MOBIE 2014, Topics

    The goals of this important face-to-face meeting are:


    1) To bring representatives from all participating teams around the same table to discuss MOBIE and get the latest updates

    2) To go over the committee report from the October 2013 Conceptual Design Handover Workshop and review/discuss areas where more technical work is required

    3) To go over each proposed mini-study and review rationale, statement of work, specific deliverables and collaborating institutions

    4) To go over TMT common practices that all mini-studies will be required to follow (work package agreements, types of technical/management documents, schedule development/cost estimating methodologies and communications/oversight/reporting)

    5) To discuss plans beyond the mini-studies (delta conceptual design, preliminary design, team evolution, etc. etc)

    6) To foster interactions between MOBIE partners!


  5. MOBIE 2014, Venue and Logistics

    Visa Application:

    If you need a Chinese visa, please send a scan of the information page of your passport (or list the details on this page in your email) to  Mr. Li YangPeng as soon as possible. We will then send you the invitaion letter.

    Notice for booking hotel:

    For all participants, please contact and confirm with Mr. Li YangPeng in advance for booking your rooms at one of the several options listed in the following table if needed. 

    Another alternative is NAOC guest house, please also contact with Mr. Li Yang Peng for booking your rooms at the guest house if needed. The cost for room here will be covered by CTMT, but available rooms are very limited, so please contact us to check its availability as soon as possible. 


    You can get a taxi right outside the arrival terminals. It is about 30 km from the airport to KITPC or ITP. The fare is about  25 USD. If you take the Taxi, you may show the following tag to the taxi driver.


    Please do ask for the invoice. (请给我正式发票)Enclosed is the sample of the invoice, which is printed from the Taxi Counting Meter. If the driver demands more than 40USD, please write down the License Plate Number.

    Index Hotel Name Price (Yuan/night, approx.) Approx. Linear Distance (km)
    1 The Best Western Hotel 480 1.5
    2 The Olympic Villiage Garden Hotel 750 0.7
    3 The China National Conference Center 600 0.5
    4 Marco Polo Parkside Beijing 800 2.0
    5 InterContinental Hotels Group 980 1.0
    6 Pangu 7 Star Hotel Beijing 2000 1.5
    7 National Astronomical Observatories, CAS, Guest House 280 1.5


    To get to the hotel from the airport: 

    It is very convenient to find a taxi from the taxi station at the Beijing Airport. Once you get the taxi, just show the following map and messages to the driver, and he/she will drive you to the destination. Taxi fee is about 100 Yuan if there is no traffice jam. If the speed is less than 20km/h for 5 mins it would cost as 1 km, so the price could be doubled if the traffic is not so good.

    Map: For direction from Airport (A)  to The Best Western Hotel(B),

    Mesage: 亚奥国际酒店,北京市朝阳区大屯路甲1号,电话:(010)64874433

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    2. The Olympic Villiage Garden Hotel:


    Map: For direction from Airport (A)  to Olympic Village Garden Hotel (B),

    Mesage: 国奥村花园酒店,朝阳区林萃东路1号院甲1号楼,电话:84373333

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    3. The China National Conference Center:


    Map: For direction from Airport (A)  to The China National Conference Center(B),

    Mesage: 国家会议中心大酒店,北京市朝阳区北辰西路8号院1号楼,电话:84372008

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    4. Marco Polo Parkside Beijing:


    Map: For direction from Airport (A)  to Marco Polo Parkside Beijing(B),

    Mesage: 中奥马哥孛罗大酒店,北京市朝阳区安立路78号, 电话:59636688

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    5. InterContinental Hotels Group:


    Map: For direction from Airport (A)  to InterContinental Hotels Group(B),

    Mesage: 北京北辰洲际酒店,北京市朝阳区北辰西路8号院4号楼, 电话:84371188

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    6. Pangu 7 Star Hotel Beijing:


    Map: For direction from Airport (A)  to Pangu 7 Star Hotel Beijing(B),

    Mesage:北京盘古七星酒店,北京市朝阳区北四环中路27号, 电话:5906 7777

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    7. National Astronomical Observatories, CAS, Guest House:


    Map:For direction from Airport (A) to National Astronomical Observatories, CAS (B). (The guest house is in the middle of NAOC buildings, once the taxi arrives at the observatories, it is easy to be spotted), Taxi fee is about 100 Yuan if there is no traffice jam. If the speed is less than 20km/h for 5 mins it would cost as 1 km, so the price could be doubled if the traffic is not so good.

    Mesage: 中科院国家天文台招待所,朝阳区大屯路甲20天地园区(枫林绿洲对面),电话:64888758-0

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  6. MOBIE 2014 Intended Participants

  7. MOBIE 2014 Stakeholder Meeting Annoucement

    The MOBIE stakeholder Meeting will be hold at NAOC on April 23-24. All participating teams are welcome to sit around the same table to discuss MOBIE related issues.

    Link to the website page: