[ASC-list] FW: WA - Perth Observatory Astronomy lecture

Jason Major jmajor at unimelb.edu.au
Mon Jun 23 04:29:06 UTC 2008


Posted on behalf of Chris Mesiku

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PERTH OBSERVATORY ASTRONOMY LECTURE

 

SkyMapper - a New Window on the Southern Skies

to be presented by 

Dr. Stefan Keller 

Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics (RSAA), Australian
National University

Summary

SkyMapper is a optical rapid survey telescope under construction by the
Australian National University. The facility features a 268 million
pixel camera giving it a field of view of 40 times the size of the full
moon. In this talk I will discuss the development of the facility, its
science goals and its bounty of data that will be made publicly
available.

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Dr. Stefan Keller is a Research Fellow at the Research School of
Astronomy and Astrophysics (RSAA), Australian National University.
Stefan is the Project Scientist of Software in the SkyMapper project. He
joined RSAA in 2003 after 3 years at the Lawrence Livermore National
Laboratory where he was a member of the MACHO group looking for the
signature of dark matter.

 

DATE: Friday 4th July, 2008

TIME: 4:00pm (3:45pm for coffee and a talk with Stefan)

LOCATION: Perth Observatory lecture theatre, 337 Walnut Rd, Bickley

 

 

 

 



 

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