ASKAP's wide field-of-view, large spectral bandwidth, fast survey speed, excellent u-v coverage, southern hemisphere location and radio quiet site will make it an unprecedented synoptic telescope. These unique features will allow ASKAP to make substantial advances in key areas of SKA science, including:
ASKAP Science Publications
There are a number of ways to discover ASKAP science papers:
ASKAP Survey Science Projects
During ASKAPís first five years of operation at least 75% of its time will be used for large Survey Science Projects, each needing more than 1,500 hours to complete and all designed to make use of the telescopeís unique capabilities.
In September 2009 CSIRO announced that ten major science projects, representing 363 investigators from 131 institutions, had been selected to use ASKAP. An international panel of astronomers, chaired by SKA Project Scientist Joe Lazio, advised the ATNF Director on the selection of projects based on their scientific merit and operational feasibility. Of the ten projectsí authors, 33% were from Australia and New Zealand, 30% from North America, 28% from Europe, and 9% from elsewhere in the world.
The ten ASKAP Survey Science Projects are:
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