Summary of the ``Sub-microJansky Radio Sky'' workshop

Andrew Hopkins, Ron Ekers, Carole Jackson, Lawrence Cram, Anne Green, Dick Manchester, Lister Staveley-Smith and Ray Norris, PASA, 16 (2), 152
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Summary of the ``Sub-microJansky Radio Sky'' workshop

Andrew Hopkins1, Ron Ekers2, Carole Jackson1, Lawrence Cram1, Anne Green1, Dick Manchester2, Lister Staveley-Smith2 and Ray Norris2

1 Astrophysics Department, School of Physics, University of Sydney, NSW 2006
2 Australia Telescope National Facility, PO Box 76 Epping, NSW, 2121


The Square Kilometre Array Radio Telescope is the next generation radio telescope. An international project is currently underway to design and build an instrument having an effective collecting area two orders of magnitude greater than any existing telescope. A number of separate studies are presently investigating how to design the Square Kilometre Array to best carry out the kinds of observations desired by the astronomical community. We present a summary of one of these studies, a workshop called the ``Sub-microJansky Radio Sky," held at ATNF, Sydney, on 17 June 1998. This workshop addressed the nature of the radio sky at the very faint flux densities likely to be attainable by the Square Kilometre Array. In particular, each speaker investigated a separate population of radio sources and how the expected appearance of that population at such faint flux densities would dictate how to refine some of the design constraints for the Square Kilometre Array.


Cosmology: early universe -- instrumentation: interferometers -- methods: observational -- radio continuum: general -- telescopes

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