(0) Can ATUC comment on the clarification of policy for release of
archival data, including data from student projects ?
(2) A revised policy for observations of transient sources has been
proposed. Is this now equitable ?
(5) Some resources have been allocated to RFI mitigation. What
further suggestions does ATUC have ? This item is scheduled as a
(6) A full resources costing for the 10/50 cm Parkes receiver is
not yet available. Do we see a problem with manpower ? Could part
of the RFI mitigation system be developed under the SKA project ?
Triennium funding. ATUC has been asked to assign priorities for
projects as a guide to the Steering Committee, which is to make
recommendations for the next funding cycle for CSIRO. Details to
Issues concerning VLBI. Suggestions from ATUC are welcomed on how
best to proceed with incorporating VLBI as a full sector of the
ATNF. What further definition of the system is required to promote
more accessible use by a wider fraction of the astronomical
Will ATUC endorse a proposal to interrupt scheduled observations
at ATCA to pursue wind-loading tests on the new panels so an
assessment of pointing fidelity can be made ?
How should the
configurations (EW sooner, NS later) be
introduced to the published schedule of array configurations?
Which EW stations should be cabled first ? Does ATUC endorse the
naming convention proposed by the OIC ?
Can ATUC recommend timing for trialling
(or organisation of the debate to decide issues)?
The schedule for receiver testing, repanelling will need to be available.
The Memorandum of Understanding with UNSW on Mopra is being
drafted. What suggestions can ATUC make on the allocation of
time/support etc ?
Can ATUC review the priority for retro-fitting the narrow band
22 GHz receiver at Mopra as a wide-band receiver ? There seems to
be a concern regarding manpower availability.
Synthesis Workshop -
we have been asked to comment on the frequency,
location, costing and format for future workshops.
Issues concerning Parkes:
The Multibeam project team would like to acknowledge the present
support from the ATNF. Can ATUC suggest a mechanism to
ensure future support?
Can ATUC make recommendations on the single-dish observing modes
that we would like to see supported ? How does ATUC view progress on
Documentation at Parkes (and Mopra) ? Is there a role for a separate
Development Plan for computer software/systems ? What priority would
we assign to the implementation of:
a) the replacement of SPECTRA and SPOT at Parkes by TCS.
b) development of the narrow-band multibeam mode.
c) development of the multibeam software for modes such as
point-and-shoot, to replace current SPECTRA functionality.
e) use of one beam of the MB system as a reference signal.
Annual Report - ATUC has been asked to make a comment.
Next meeting - in March, 1999 the joint ATNF/AAO Symposium is
scheduled between the AAT Board and the AT Steering Committee meetings.
ATUC has valuable input to the Steering Committee, so we need to choose
an appropriate date.
Suggestions to the Steering Committee for future members of ATUC.