Science with Parkes @ 50 Years Young

Programme (v4.1)

Standard talks will be 25 mins and include an additional 5 mins for discussion (with the exception of Wednesday afternoons Pulsar talks and Friday mornings VLBI talks). The talks on Monday will be followed by a special celebration event onsite in the early evening. There will be a civic reception in Parkes Town on the Tuesday evening and the conference dinner will be on the Thursday evening.

Schedule Presentations Chair
Monday 31st October - History of Parkes
08:00 Bus pick up from Coachman and Station motels
08:45-09:00 Introduction Simon Johnston N/A
09:00-09:30 J.L. Pawsey and the Giant Radio Telescope Miller Goss PDF R.N.
09:30-10:00 The planning and construction of the Parkes dish Peter Robertson PDF
10:00-10:30 The First Observations with the GRT at Parkes Marcus Price N/A
10:30-11:00 Morning Tea
11:00-11:30 Early Parkes Observations of Mercury, Mars, Other Planets and Cosmic Sources Ken Kellermann PDF
11:30-12:00 Pulsars at Parkes Dick Manchester PDF
12:00-12:30 The Parkes Continuum Surveys Carole Jackson (for Jasper Wall) PDF
12:30-13:30 Lunch
13:30-14:00 Parkes-Tidbinbilla Interferometer: From masers to quasars Ray Norris PDF S.J.
14:00-14:30 The first search for glycine and other biomolecules John Storey PDF
14:30-15:00 50 Years of Parkes Receiver Instrumentation Mal Sinclair PDF
15:00-15:30 Coffee Break
15:30-15:55 A portrait of the inaugural director, John Bolton Peter Robertson N/A
15:55-16:30 Science with Parkes from the John Bolton era to the Australia Telescope National Facility Ron Ekers PDF
16:30-17:00 Dishing up the Data John Sarkissian PDF
17:00-19:30 50th Anniversary Event - A Special Celebration (in Marquee adjacent to the visitors centre)
20:30 Bus departure from Telescope
Tuesday 01st November - Star Formation and Masers
08:45 Bus pick up from Coachman and Station motels
09:30-10:00 Understanding our Galaxy - key contributions from the Parkes telescope James Caswell PDF J.R.
10:00-10:30 An Evolutionary Timeline for High-Mass Star Formation Simon Ellingsen PDF
10:30-11:00 High mass star formation and masers Andrew Walsh PDF
11:00-11:30 Morning Tea
11:30-12:00 The Methanol Multibeam Survey Jimi Green PDF
12:00-12:30 Molecular cloud studies with Parkes Tyler Bourke PDF
12:30-13:00 CARPARCS - Carina Parkes-ATCA Radio Continuum Survey Kate Brooks PDF
13:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-14:30 Circumstellar masers in the Magellanic Clouds Jacco van Loon PDF B.K.
14:30-15:00 Measuring H_0 and Weighing Supermassive Black Holes with Water Megamasers Jim Braatz PDF
15:00-15:30 OH maser studies of evolved stars Jessica Chapman PDF
15:30-16:00 Coffee Break
16:00-16:30 Parkes, the AAT and the UKST Russell Cannon PDF
16:30-17:00 Looking for Dark Galaxies at many wavelengths Mike Disney PDF
17:00-17:30 A Parkes Legacy: the PMN survey and its high-resolution sequel David McConnell PDF
17:40 Bus departure from Telescope
18:30-19:30 Civic Reception at Parkes Shire Council (2 Cecile Street, Parkes NSW 2870)
Wednesday 02nd November - Pulsars and Polarimetry
08:45 Bus pick up from Coachman and Station motels
09:30-10:00 Millisecond Pulsar Hunting with the Parkes 64m radio telescope Matthew Bailes PDF R.B.
10:00-10:30 Globular clusters, supernova remnants, and magnetars: Parkes pulsar discoveries in (mostly) directed searches Fernando Camilo PDF
10:30-11:00 The High Time Resolution Universe - Science highlights from the ongoing pulsar survey at Parkes Michael Keith PDF
11:00-11:30 Morning Tea
11:30-12:00 Pulsars at radio and gamma-ray wavelengths Simon Johnston PDF
12:00-12:30 The Double Pulsar System in its 8th anniversary Marta Burgay PDF
12:30-13:00 The Parkes Pulsar Timing Array project George Hobbs PDF
13:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-14:25 Eighteen Years of Timing the Erratic Binary Pulsar B1259-63: Evidence for Spin-Orbit Coupling Ryan Shannon PDF N.M.
14:25-14:50 The variable nature of the radio magnetar PSR J1622-4950 Lina Levin PDF
14:50-15:10 Pulsar Polarimetry: A Key to Understanding Gamma-ray Emission Matthew Kerr PDF
15:10-15:30 Gamma-ray pulsars: spin-down vs gamma-ray luminosity and the distance problem Peter den Hartog PDF
15:30-16:00 Coffee Break
16:00-16:30 Centaurus A at 20cm Ilana Feain PDF
16:30-17:00 Spectro-polarimetric observations of the giant lobes of Centaurus A Shane O'Sullivan PDF
17:00-17:30 CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science Phil Diamond
17:40 Bus departure from Telescope
Thursday 03rd November - HI Science (Galactic and extragalactic)
08:45 Bus pick up from Coachman and Station motels
09:30-10:00 Understanding Atomic Hydrogen in the Milky Way with Parkes Naomi McClure-Griffiths PDF P.E.
10:00-10:30 Galactic supershells and GSH 006-15+7 Vanessa Moss PDF
10:30-11:00 HI in the Magellanic Clouds, Looking Back and Looking Ahead John Dickey PDF
11:00-11:30 Morning Tea
11:30-12:00 The Diffuse Polarized Emission from the Milky Way Tom Landecker PDF
12:00-12:30 S-PASS and polarized CMB foregrounds Ettore Carretti PDF
12:30-13:00 The Parkes 300-900 MHz Rotation Measure Survey Maik Wolleben PDF
13:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-14:30 Nearby Galaxies Baerbel Koribalski PDF M.P.
14:30-15:00 The rise of multibeam astronomy Lister Staveley-Smith PDF
15:00-15:30 HIPASS: Surveying the Extragalactic HI Universe Martin Meyer
15:30-16:00 Coffee Break
16:00-16:30 Gravitational lensing of HI galaxies: a new probe of dark matter Rachel Webster
16:30-17:00 Neutrino astronomy with Parkes Justin Bray PDF
17:15 Bus departure from Telescope
18:30 Conference Dinner at the Coachman Motel (Welcome Street, Parkes NSW 2870)
Friday 04th November - VLBI, Instrumentation and the Future
08:45 Bus pick up from Coachman and Station motels
09:30-10:15 Parkes and the Coming of Age of Australian VLBI Dave Jauncey PDF D.M.
10:15-11:00 Parkes: the Fulcrum of Southern Hemisphere VLBI John Reynolds PDF
11:00-11:30 Morning Tea
11:30-12:00 50 years in 15 mins Phil Edwards PDF
12:00-12:30 PAFs for Parkes Robert Braun PDF
12:30-14:00 Lunch and finish
14:00 Bus departure from Telescope

Session Chairs: S.J. - Simon Johnston; J.R. - Jill Rathborne; N.M. - Naomi McClure-Griffiths; B.K. - Baerbel Koribalski; R.B. - Robert Braun; P.E. - Phil Edwards; R.N. - Ray Norris; D.M. - Dave McConnell; M.P. - Marcus Price.