Please tell us about your experience of this website today

Community Meeting of the UK SKA Science Committee

The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Observatory is moving forward with pace, and many science-critical decisions will be made over the coming months, not least of which is the scientific prioritisation process, as a driver for the re-scoping of the SKA Phase-1 project to fit within the agreed budget constraints.

There will be a UK SKA Community Meeting on 17th November at the Royal Astronomical Society, Burlington House, London, 11am-5pm.

This meeting is to inform the UK community of the on-going developments, and to help assemble a strategic UK-view of SKA scientific priorities.

The meeting will comprise both talks and extensive discussion time - a provisional schedule is outlined below. The meeting is free to attend, but please register your attendance at SKA Registration Form.

10:00 Coffee  
11:00 Talks and Presentations  
  Science with the SKA Paul Alexander
  SKA and the UK Matthew Johnson
  Galaxy Evolution & Cosmology with the SKA Jonathan Pritchard
  The Milky Way & Nearby Galaxies with SKA Andrew Fletcher
  Pulsars & Transients with the SKA Aris Karastergiou
  The Cradle of Life with SKA Olja Panic
13:00 Lunch  
14:00 Science Prioritisation Philip Best
14:20 Parallel discussion sessions by science area  
15:25 Tea break  
15:45 Plenary discussion  
17:00 Close  

Science and Technology Facilities Council Switchboard: 01793 442000