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A discussion of scientific synergies

PILOT-ASKAP logo Where: Room 64, Old Main Building, University New South Wales
When: 3pm, Friday 30 May.

This meeting will bring together the astronomers from the PILOT team and the ASKAP team, to discuss areas of overlap, complementarity, and common goals. Although principally a science discussion, we will also explore other aspects of the projects of mutual interest where we believe a collaborative approach will be useful.

All welcome!

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The PILOT Roadshow

A discussion of PILOT's scientific capabilities.

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PILOT (the Pathfinder for an International Large Optical Telescope) is a proposed 2.4m optical/infrared telescope for Dome C on the Antarctic plateau, where the median seeing is 0.3" and the thermal backgrounds 1 - 2 orders of magnitude below temperate sites. It would be a joint European/Australian facility, with target first light in 2012. The proposed design accommodates both diffraction-limited and wide-field seeing-limited observations, from 0.4 - 20 microns. Key science drivers include Galactic ecology, the oldest galaxies, the most distant gamma-ray bursters, and the equation of state of the Universe.

The PILOT Roadshow is intended to spread awareness and initiate creative thought about the unique possibilities of the project. We are also inviting feedback on our strawman design, to ensure that we best meet the science requirements of the community. We will present technical, scientific and political overviews of the project, with plenty of time for feedback and discussion.

The Roadshow is presented by Michael Burton, Jon Lawrence, Will Saunders and John Storey.

Typically there is a 60 - 75 minute presentation, followed by an extended discussion session.

Last Change:  29th May 2008


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