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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
http://www.csiro.au/en/Research/Astronomy/Spacecraft-tracking-and-space-science/Breakthrough-Prize-Foundation).

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.

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