ASKAP Science Update
The ASKAP Science Update was published by CSIRO between 2009 and 2011 to
convey the latest news about ASKAP to the international science community. It has been replaced
with the ASKAP Update publication.
Issue 7, December 2011 [2.8MB PDF]
Features the recent release of an image showing, for the first time, the raw on-sky port
patterns from the first full-sized prototype Phased Array Feed installed on the Parkes Testbed Facility,
as well as a 'Year in Review' for the ASKAP Survey Science Projects.
Issue 6, September 2011 [2.1MB
Includes an overview of the characterisation observations performed with CSIRO's
Australia Telescope Compact Array in preparation for first observations with
ASKAP BETA, as well as profiles on the FLASH and CRAFT projects.
Issue 5, February 2011 [3.5MB
Highlights the release of ASKAP's Science Processing Document, which describes
the processing steps required to produce scientifically useful data products
with ASKAP software, as well as profiles on the DINGO and GASKAP projects.
Issue 4, October 2010 [2.8MB PDF]
Includes an update on construction of the next five ASKAP antennas in Western
Australia, profiles on the VLBI and VAST projects, and news of collaborations
between the ASKAP team and partners.
Issue 3, May 2010 [3.6MB PDF]
Includes an overview of the creation of realistic simulated skys using ASKAP's
configuration and software tools, profiles of the WALLABY and POSSUM projects,
and news of the Australian Research Council's Super Science Fellowships awarded
to CSIRO and other organisations involved in SKA-related research.
Issue 2, February 2010 [4.3MB
Includes news on the construction of the first ASKAP antenna in Western
Australia, profiles of the EMU and COAST projects, and a round-up of CSIRO
participation in the American Astronomical Society meeting in Washington DC.
Issue 1, October 2009 [2.5MB PDF]
Includes general information on ASKAP, the telescope's specifications, and an
overview of the ten ASKAP Survey Science Projects selected to use the telescope
in its first five years of operation.
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