Millimetre Science With the Upgraded Australia
U. of Melbourne, 29-30 November 2001
As part of an award from the Australian Government through the Major National
Research Facilities (MNRF) Program, announced in 1995, the Australia Telescope National Facility
(ATNF) has been upgrading the AT Compact Array for
high-frequency operation at wavelengths of 12 mm and 3
mm. This upgrade will create a Southern Hemisphere
millimetre interferometer with sensitivity, resolution, and
that of the largest Northern Hemisphere arrays. With
the first stage of the upgrade -- creation of a prototype 3-element
system -- now complete, we are organising this workshop to share ideas
on how best to exploit the mm-wave capabilities of ATCA, both in the
near term and once the upgrade is complete. We hope that
this workshop will also foster the growth of an active mm-wave
community in Australia.
To identify the major unsolved problems in astrophysics where
mm observations with ATCA can have an impact.
To publicize the
of the upgraded ATCA at millimetre wavelengths to potential users.
To encourage collaborations on proposals for the winter 2002 season.
Overseas Invited Speakers
Geoff Blake, Caltech (USA)
Harvard-Smithsonian CfA (USA)
University of Massachusetts (USA)
Georgij Rudnitskij, Sternberg Astronomical Institute (Russia)
Andrej Sobolev, Ural State University (Russia)
Onsala Space Observatory (Sweden)
The workshop will begin Thursday morning around 10 a.m. (for
those flying into Melbourne) and adjourn Friday afternoon.
Included in the AU$50 registration fee (payable in cash at the meeting)
will be lunch and refreshments both days. There will also be a
workshop dinner Thursday night at the Stokehouse in St Kilda, which
participants will pay for out of pocket.
If you registered by Nov. 2, you will only pay $40 for registration.
The registration fee has now increased to $50.
The fee will be waived for students, but only if registered
by Nov. 2.
- Capabilities of the ATCA
- Interstellar Matter
- Young Stellar Objects and Masers
- Extragalactic Studies
The present exchange rate is about 50 US cents per AU dollar.
Check here for other currencies.
Follow this link for directions to the
The workshop will take place in the Elizabeth Murdoch Building
(formerly Old Pathology Building) on the main campus of the
University of Melbourne,
within walking distance of the Melbourne CBD.
here for an orientation map and follow the "Maps of Parkville
Campus" link for a detailed campus map.
There is also a useful
public transport website.
Up-to-date information about things to do in Melbourne can be found
at its citysearch
site. See also these restaurant
guides, courtesy of the Melbourne Uni graduate students.
College (just across the road from Physics at U. Melb) is now
The rate (single occupancy only) is $45 for bed + breakfast;
bathroom facilities are shared.
Payment by MasterCard, Visa, or bankcard is acceptable.
For those wishing to stay at a hotel, an inexpensive (and convenient)
choice is Hotel Ibis, about 5 minutes' walk from campus and about $110
Ask for the reduced rate for U. of Melbourne visitors.
Click here for info on this and other accommodation
If you wish to attend the workshop please complete the online registration form.
Contact numbers during the workshop:
Enquiries should be addressed to mmwkshp @ atnf.csiro.au.
School of Physics:
+61 (0)3 8344 7670 (TEL); +61 (0)3 9347 4783 (FAX)
(leave a message for Andrew Melatos)
St Mary's College: +61 (0)3 9349 9505 (TEL); +61 (0)3 9349 1335 (FAX)
Scientific Organising Committee
Other meetings near this time
IAU Symposium 209: Planetary
Nebulae, Canberra, 19-23 November
Astronomical Surveys, Sydney, 3-4 December
ATNF Astrofest, Marsfield, 5 December
AGN workshop, Canberra, 6-7 December
Page last updated 20 Nov 2001
Problems with these webpages should be addressed to Tony
Wong (Tony.Wong @ csiro.au).