Exploring the Southern Sky with the Australian SKA Pathfinder

Sunday, 15 February 2015: 1:30 PM-4:30 PM
Room LL21B (San Jose Convention Center)
Naomi McClure-Griffiths, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization , Epping , Australia
The Southern Sky provides the best views of our own Galaxy and the galaxies closest us. In Australia the SKA has been a catalyst for major developments in radio astronomy infrastructure and technology. The ASKAP telescope is already producing technological and scientific firsts utilizing its revolutionary very wide-field, fast survey receiver technology. Australia is part of a global collaboration grappling with the challenges of making the most of the data torrent promised by the SKA.