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Observing the Synthetic Universe - 28-29 January 2003

From: <smaddison_at_email.protected>
Date: Sat, 4 Jan 2003 19:56:01 +1100 (EST)

Dear IVO-ers,

Sorry if you have received this announcement twice. We would like to
bring this workshop to your attention and welcome all interested observers
to attend.

Sarah & Geraint.

          * ANITA Workshop *
          * *
          * Observing the Synthetic Universe: *
          * Theoretical Astrophysics and *
          * The Virtual Observatory *
          * *
          * School of Physics, University of Sydney *
          * 28-29 January 2003 *
          * *
          * *
          * email: gfl_at_EmailProtected *

 There is growing international and local interest in establishment of
 Virtual Observatories, where a wealth of astronomical information
 available with a few keystrokes. The Universities of Melbourne and
 Sydney, the ATNF & the AAO have already received ARC LIEF funding to
 investigate Australia's potential role in the international Virtual
 Observatory projects. But Virtual Observatories can be much more than
 giant databases of observational data. Organised by the Australian
 National Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics (ANITA), the goal of
 this workshop is to establish the role theoretical astrophysics will
 have in Virtual Observatories.

 Topics of discussion:

 -- What is a Virtual Observatory?

 -- What can theoretical astrophysics add?

 -- Simulation inclusion: VO Compliance

 -- Observing simulations with "software telescopes"

 -- Observing the future: what will new instruments see in the sky?

 The plan is to allow plenty of time for discussion of various view
 points. If you wish any points to be raised, please let us know.


 The ANITA workshop will be held during January 28 & 29, immediately
 preceding the LOFAR meeting and we invite astronomers to attend both.
 The workshop will be hosted at the University of Sydney, with all talks
 given in Lecture Theatre 2 of the Physics Building. Campus maps are
 available at:

 There is no registration fee, and all (observers and theorists) are
 welcome to attend. Lunch, tea and coffee will be provided, plus a meeting
 dinner will be held at a local restaurant on the 28th.

 There are plenty of motels within walking distance of the campus. For a
 listing see
 Please note that the organisers cannot help with finding accommodation.

 For catering purposes, we need to know if you are coming to the
 meeting. Please therefore reply to the following:

 I will attend the meeting on Jan 28 Y/N
 I will attend the meeting on Jan 29 Y/N
 I would like to give a short talk Y/N
 Title of talk :

 Send all replies to Geraint Lewis (gfl_at_EmailProtected)

 Organising Committee
 Geraint F. Lewis: gfl_at_EmailProtected
 Sarah Maddison: smaddison_at_EmailProtected

Received on 2003-01-04 19:56:30