[ASC-list] Free Public Astronomy Lecture - 9th December

Suneel Jethani s.jethani at pgrad.unimelb.edu.au
Tue Nov 24 00:09:33 UTC 2009

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Subject: Free December Public Astronomy Lecture]
From:    "Suneel Jethani" <s.jethani at pgrad.unimelb.edu.au>
Date:    Tue, November 24, 2009 10:39 am
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Subject: Free December Public Astronomy Lecture
From:    "Suneel Jethani" <s.jethani at pgrad.unimelb.edu.au>
Date:    Tue, November 24, 2009 9:36 am
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The International Year of Astronomy (IYA09) has one more month, and we
haven’t quite finished our celebrations.  Professors Richard Schilizzi
and Phil Diamond, leaders of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project
team, will be in Melbourne on 9 December and have kindly agreed to give
a public lecture.   The lecture is free, however bookings are essential.
 More details below

Lecturers:  Professor Richard Schilizzi, Professor Phil Diamond

Topic: The Square Kilometre Array (SKA)

Date: Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Time:  6:30pm

Swinburne University of Technology
Room: BA302

This is a free event, but seating is limited.
Contact Carolyn Cliff, 9214 5569 or ccliff at swin.edu.au to reserve a


The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) is one of the largest and most
ambitious international science projects ever devised, with discovery
potential 10,000 times greater than the best present-day instruments.
This new generation radio telescope will greatly assist astronomers
answer fundamental questions about the evolution of the universe.


Professor Richard Schilizzi is the Director of the SKA Program
Development Office, the organisation responsible for coordinating
international efforts on the science case, engineering system design,
site proposal process, operational plan, telescope performance
simulation and outreach for the SKA.

Professor Phil Diamond is the Director of Jodrell Bank Observatory at
the University of Manchester.  He is also Coordinator of the PrepSKA
study, a preparatory project which draws together international efforts
from around the world to finalise a detailed, costed technical design,
and to develop the governance and legal framework for the SKA.

More information on the SKA can be accessed from: www.ska.gov.au.

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