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  

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