ATUC Science Day

ATNF Lecture Theatre
25th May 2010

While ATNF allocates substantial effort towards the development of ASKAP, we need to ensure the existing observatories remain world class as we move towards the advent of ASKAP and during ASKAP operations. In the first of a series of ATUC science meetings, we welcome your contributions to the "Future Directions for Parkes, Tidbinbilla and the LBA" workshop on Tuesday 25th May. The workshop will include presentations and discussion sessions by both scientists and engineers. We are inviting contributions which focus on exciting new science results from Parkes, Tidbinbilla and the LBA, along with ideas for future directions.

Date: Tuesday 25th May 10:00 to 15:30
Venue: Lecture Theatre, ATNF Marsfield (directions, accommodation)
Tele/Video conference: 02 6276 6622 (for audio callers only) [International: +61 2 6276 6622]
1023420 (for video conference and Cisco VTAdvantage callers)
Meeting Password: 3420


ATUC Science Day Program
Status: preliminary
09:30 10:00 Coffee/Tea
Session 1: Scientific Presentations. Chair: Sarah Maddison
10:00 10:05 Sarah Maddison Welcome
10:05 10:25 Shinji Horiuchi Current status, science highlights, and future plan of Tidbinbilla radio astronomy
10:25 10:45 Chris Phillips Bigger, Faster, Better - What's News with the LBA.
10:45 11:05 Simon Ellingsen Measuring Galactic Structure through Methanol Maser Parallax
11:05 11:30 Coffee/Tea
11:30 11:50 Phil Edwards The Indispensable Role of the Long Baseline Array in the Multiwavelength Age
11:50 12:10 Hayley Bignall First science with the LBA+ASKAP+NZ: structural evolution of the GPS radio galaxy PKS 1934-638
12:10 12:30 Michael Burton ALMA's missing band 0: an opportunity for Parkes and Tidbinbilla
12:30 13:30 Lunch
13:30 13:45 Ettore Carretti S-PASS: the Polarized Emission of the Southern Sky
13:45 14:05 Shari Breen Masers as evolutionary tracers of high mass star formation: MMB follow up observations
Session 2: Technical Aspects. Chair: Naomi McClure-Griffiths
14:05 14:25 Ettore Carretti The Parkes Backends
14:25 14:45 Lister Staveley-Smith A Wideband, Multibeam Parkes spectrometer
14:45 15:05 Matthew Bailes The Parkes Single Digital Backend
15:05 15:30 Graeme Carrad An engineer's view of the proposals / General Discussion


There is no registration fee for the meeting, but for catering purposes, please email your intention to attend via email to Anne Barends. Morning/Afternoon tean and lunch will be provided to all participants.


If you wish to present recent results using current facilities or suggest avenues for future operations, please email Stacy Mader. At this stage a limit of two to three presentations per telescope is set aside, so first in... Presentations should be no longer than 15 minutes with 5 minutes for questions. All speakers should email their contributions to (subject: ATUC-Science-Day May 2010) before the meeting starts. This will allow people from remote locations to access your talk.

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