This loads a font easier to read for people with dyslexia.
This renders the document in high contrast mode.
This renders the document as white on black
This can help those with trouble processing rapid screen movements.
The Australia Telescope National Facility Colloquium
10:00-12:40 Wed 02 Mar 2016

Marsfield Lecture Theatre

Worden, Ekers, Siemion, Werthimer, MacMahon, Price

(Breakthrough Foundation)

Breakthrough Listen at Parkes

The Breakthrough Foundation and Yuri Milner have entered into an agreement with CSIRO to use the Parkes Telescope to Search for Extra-terrestrial Intelligence (SETI). The Breakthrough Listen program will be allocated 25% of Parkes observing time for five years from October 2016 (see

CSIRO in collaboration with the Breakthrough foundation and UC Berkeley is presenting a special colloquium
in the Marsfield Lecture Theatre on Wednesday, 2nd March 2016 at 10:30 AEDT.

10:30 Lewis Ball --- Introduction
10:35 Pete Worden --- Breakthrough Prize and Breakthrough Initiatives
10:50 Ron Ekers --- SETI strategies
11:15 Andrew Siemion --- Breakthrough Listen, scope, observing plans
11:40 Dan Werthimer --- Public data and open-source SETI instrumentation
12:05 David MacMahon --- Hardware installation at Parkes, instrumentation plans, tech specs
12:25 Danny Price --- Real-time DSP for SETI observations

No registration is required to attend.

The colloquium will be streamed using WebEx -- please see details (and links to user
guides and FAQs) below. Please remember to mute during the presentations
and un-mute for question time!

A higher quality live-stream is available at:


Welcome to CSIRO WebEx Conferencing featuring: audio, video and presentation capabilities

If this is your first time joining a WebEx meeting, please watch this 60 second video:

You can join the conference from:

* a Desktop or Mobile device:
- NB - Remember to connect with audio AND start your video!

* a Video Conferencing room:
- Use the remote control or touch panel and dial the numeric portion of the number below (e.g., +612627626XX or 02 6276 26XX)
- sip://

* a Phone - AUDIO ONLY:
- Primary Australia: +61 2 6246 4433
- Other Australia:
- Overseas:
- Meeting Number/Access Code: 578345233

Need help? User guides, videos and FAQs can be found here:


Phil Edwards

Other Colloquia
What's On