The Australia Telescope National Facility presents the 2008 AstroFest, a two day symposium showcasing research carried out using the National Facility.
The AstroFest will be held on the days of 3rd and 4th of December 2008, at the ATNF headquarters in Marsfield.
Programme of Speakers
Wednesday 3rd December
Tea & Coffee
"Large-scale cold gas and the evolution of radio galaxies"
"The radio pulse profile characteristics of energetic pulsars"
"A new millisecond pulsar"
"What's brewing in the 3-kpc arms"
"The magnetotail of PSR J1509-5850"
"Preliminary Results from the first full aperture synthesis image of Centaurus A"
"An awesome new survey for pulsars"
"An Extreme Scattering Structure towards PSR B0834+06"
"A tail of two cores: triggered star formation within bright-rimmed clouds"
"First results from HOPS: The H2O Southern Galactic Plane Survey"
"A 3D view of the Galactic ISM from rotation measure synthesis"
"21cm absorbers at intermediate redshift"
"Cloudia and her Sisters: The Vela Cloud in the NGC 3256 Group"
Thursday 4th December
Tea & Coffee
"Measuring the mass of Jupiter using pulsars"
"The Australia Telescope 20 GHz Survey: Exploring the High Frequency Radio Sky"
"The Heart of a Nuclear Starburst Galaxy Revealed"
"Resolving structure in the HD100546 disk - signatures of planet building?"
"LBA polarimetry, and the application to Methanol Masers"
"Let's Split! Using the Zeeman Effect to Probe B Fields Near and Far"
"The peculiar behaviour of the neutral gas in Blue Compact Dwarf Galaxies"
"Studying the gaseous environment of galaxies in emission and absorption"
"HI Clouds in the Galactic Disk-Halo Interface"
"Co-evolution of AGNs and star formation in ATLAS"
Travel and Accommodation
The AstroFest will be held in the lecture theatre at the CSIRO site in Marsfield, NSW. Details of how to get to the site via public transport are available from the ATNF visitors page. Although we cannot arrange accommodation for attendees, a list of local hotels and contact numbers is available.