The ATNF Steering Committee

The Australia Telescope Steering Committee (ATSC) provides advice to the ATNF Director on the scientific and technical operations of the ATNF. Committee members are appointed by the CSIRO Board.

The Committee assists the Board to fulfil its governance responsibilities through the provision high level advice on the ongoing delivery of radio astronomy capabilities for the nation according to the ATSC Charter.

The ATSC includes three Australian astronomers, three overseas experts and two representatives from the broader community. In addition, there are three ex-officio members.

Membership of the ATSC as at March 2017 is listed below.


Prof Elaine Sadler, University of Sydney



Executive Director, CSIRO Digital, National Facilities and Collections - Dr David Williams

Chief Information Officer, CSIRO - Mr Brendan Dalton

Director, Australian Astronomical Observatory - Prof Warrick Couch


Australian Astronomical Community

Prof Elaine Sadler, University of Sydney

Prof Matthew Bailes, Swinburne University of Technology

Dr Cathryn Trott, Curtin University

International Astronomical Community

Prof Na Wang, Xinjiang Astronomical Observatory, China

Prof Grazia Umana, INAF Catania Astrophysical Observatory , Italy

Prof John Carlstrom, University of Chicago, USA

Australian Stakeholder Community

Prof Robyn Owens, University of Western Australia

Dr David Skellern, CMCRC Ltd.


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