ASKAP News Archive 2009

Factory acceptance testing of the first ASKAP antenna in September 2009. Credit: Carole Jackson, CSIRO.

ASKAP ILUA registered, November 2009
The ASKAP radio telescope will be built in Western Australia’s Mid West region following an Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) signed with the Wajarri Yamatji Claimant Group. Read more.

ASKAP engineer receives nation’s top science award, October 2009
For his achievements in wireless technologies and astronomy, CSIRO’s Dr John O’Sullivan has been recognised with the nation's pre-eminent science award – the Prime Minister’s Prize for Science. Dr O'Sullivan continues to contribute to the nation through his development of an innovative phased array feed (or 'radio camera') for ASKAP. Read more.

ASKAP antenna passes factory testing, October 2009
The first of 36 antennas that will make up ASKAP recently passed factory tests in China. Read more.

ASKAP Survey Science Projects announced, September 2009
Following recommendations from the ASKAP Survey Science Project Assignment Committee, ten major Survey Science Projects to be conducted by the ASKAP telescope have been invited to proceed to the Design Studies stage. Read more.

CSIRO provides industry specialist for $2 billion telescope project, March 2009
CSIRO Business Strategist Phil Crosby has been selected to join the international Square Kilometre Array Program Development Office (SPDO) at Manchester University, UK in the role of Manager – Industry Participation Strategy. Read more [60kB PDF].

Professor Brian Boyle becomes CSIRO SKA Director, February 2009
Professor Brian Boyle, ATNF Director, will take up the new position of CSIRO SKA Director from 9 February 2009. Read more.

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