AAO Newsletter July 1996 - Page 10
produce digital pixel maps of each field. The data will probably be
disseminated on CD-rom at high 10µm resolution (1.5Gbyte). A small number
of film copies of the survey may also be made according to demand, with
copies likely at the AAO, Bristol, ROE and Wollongong.
A workshop for the H-Alpha survey
As a prelude to the main survey it is intended to hold a small workshop
in Australia to highlight the science that can be expected and to encourage
collaborations in other wavebands, particularly the radio and mm-wave region.
Numbers will be limited so interested persons are requested to contact
for further information concerning the workshop or the survey (and to be
put on a mailing list). Further announcements concerning the workshop will
be made over the next few months. No date has been finalised but it is
likely to be sometime early in the new year.
PI's: Q. A. Parker (AAO) & S. Phillipps (Bristol)
Dr M. Mashedar + students (Bristol), Prof. W. J. Zealey, + students,
(Wollongong), Dr A. Green et al. (Univ. Sydney), Mr M. Hartley, Dr J. Bland-Hawthorn,
Dr D. Malin, Dr R. Cannon (AAO), Dr M. G. Edmunds (Univ. Cardiff) &
Dr D. Morgan (Royal. Obs. Edinburgh).
Q. A. Parker & S. Phillipps
Events at Epping
Hello all, I'm Helen Woods and I arrived in Epping to work as Personal
Assistant to the Director in May this year, replacing Mrs Annette Callow
who, I understand, was a much loved and respected member of staff here
at the Epping laboratory. I have spent the last few months accustoming
myself to this new environment and trying to fill the shoes of Annette
who served here for so long and who was so well known throughout astronomical
circles both here in Australia and around the World. Another notable change
to the AAO is imminent; staff are preparing to say farewell to Dr Russell
Cannon who has been Director of the AAO for 10 years. Russell plans a 12-month
sabbatical in Munich, the United States and Chile before he re-joins the
AAO next year as a senior research astronomer. Staff at both Epping and
Coonabarabran will miss him very much. As I understand it, Russell has
been a tremendous person to have at the top, and his good leadership has
got the organisation through some very exciting projects.
We are also looking forward to the arrival of Dr Brian Boyle, previously
from the Royal Greenwich Observatory, who will take up the
Director's position in September. Dr Boyle visited Epping and Coonabarabran
in July to familiarise himself with the workings of the Observatory and
with 2dF, currently the most important project in the AAO.
Another visitor this winter has been Dr David Crawford, Executive Director
of the International Dark-Sky Association. Dr Crawford delivered lectures
on light pollution to lighting engineers and manufacturers, and the general
public, hoping to bring the issue to the closer attention of the community.
His talks received publicity in major daily newspapers in Sydney and Canberra.
Finally, a film crew from the Australian documentary series "Quantum"
also visited Epping and Coonabarabran in June to interview the 2dF team
and cover developments with the project as a whole.