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7th of October 2022
10th Anniversary of ASKAP Opening Ceremony
Wednesday October 5th marked the 10th Anniversary of the Official Opening of the ASKAP telescope at the Murchison Radio-astronomy Observatory. After welcomes and introductions, addresses were given by Megan Clark (CSIRO Chief Executive), Simon Broad (Murchison Shire President), John Day (WA Minister for Science and Innovation), Roderick Simpson (Wajarri Yamatji Community Representative), Michiel van Haarlem (Interim Director General, SKA Organisation) and Chris Evans (Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Science and Research). The Opening included an antenna naming ceremony, led by Godfrey Simpson and Leonie Boddington, which gave each of the 36 ASKAP antennas a Wajarri name. As the image above shows, the event at the MRO was recorded, and streamed in real-time to other CSIRO sites where parallel events were held. (Image credit: Tony Crawshaw/CRAIA)

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