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Workshop on next generation instruments for the AAT/UKST

2nd May 2012, CASS/ATNF Lecture Theatre, Marsfield, Sydney

Workshop Objectives

The AAO are now holding a community workshop to consider options for next-generation instrumentation for both the AAT and the UKST. In this one-day workshop we will examine a series of strawman instrument configurations from a technical and scientific point of view. The instrument options: Hector, WFMOS-A, Ng1df, Veloce, AAOmicron, and UKIDNA, have emerged from a series of internal meetings at the AAO. See AAO Next Generation Instrument Options for a technical overview and summary of the key science drivers for each of these instrument concepts.

The objective of this one-day workshop is to seek input – both feedback on these options and other possible instrument concepts – from the Australian astronomical community, before developing a small number of instrument concepts further.

Instrument Objectives

A next-generation large AAT/UKST instrument is expected to:



Please email Jon Lawrence (jl@aao.gov.au) to register before 13 April.

Previous Workshops

Similar workshops have been held in 2006 and 2007. For summaries see 2006 Workshop Report and 2007 Workshop Report.

Last updated Oed March 2012