ATUC Meeting Agenda


13/14 November 2001

Lecture Theatre, ATNF Headquarters, Marsfield
(Teleconference: x4610 Tue)
( x4612 Wed)

Open Session: Tuesday 13th of November

*** Session Begins 10:30 ***
Welcome & Introduction Anne Green 10min
Director's Report Ray Norris 40min
Observatory Reports
Dave McConnell 20min
John Reynolds 20min
Future Development Plans John Brooks 20min

*** Lunch Break 12:30-13:30 ***

Report on ATNF synthesis workshop Bob Sault 10min
Millimetre Program
  • First season of observations
Tony Wong 10min
  • 12mm observations of SNR1987a
Dick Manchester 10min
  • Writing 3mm proposals: Do's and dont's
Tony Wong 10min

*** Tea Break 15:00-15:30 ***

AIPS++ project status Neil Killeen 10min
Computing environment changes Vince McIntyre 15min
Graduate Students Lister Staveley-Smith 10min
Public Outreach Program Helen Sim 10min
SKA update Peter Hall 10min
Prediction of satellite interference at the ATCA Daniel Mitchell 10min
K-band spectroscopy at Tidbinbilla Jim Lovell 10min

*** Session Ends 17:00 ***

Business Session: Wednesday 14th of November

starting at 9:30am - ATNF, Lecture Theatre


  • Apologies
  • Matters Arising from Director's Response
  • Additional agenda items


  1. Outreach Program: Can ATUC give feedback on the Synthesis Workshop and Open Days?
  2. Is current level of progress on projects acceptable to ATUC? Will projected changes in ATNF staffing bring significant benefits?
  3. Can ATUC recommend a scheduling model for the mm-observing season? Do we consider only night-time viable? What about other periods during year?
  4. What is the scientific priority for the online data archive for ATCA?
  5. What is the scientific priority for spectroscopy at Tidbinbilla, given the observing constraints? Particularly, K-band (18-26 GHz).
  6. What science drivers will influence the placement of the SKA ministations?
  7. Could the upgrade of the 13 cm polarisation system be accelerated?
  8. What is ATUC's reaction to the proposal for Overseas Remote Observing?
  9. Does ATUC have a comment on the new webpage formats?

  10. *** Discussion Ends 16:15 ***

  11. Report to Director

  12. *** Session Ends 17:00 ***