Spring 2010 Internet2 Member Meeting

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The SKA Journey

Time 04/28/10 08:45AM-10:00AM

Session Abstract

Australia, with a core site in inland Western Australia, is one of two regions shortlisted to site the SKA; southern Africa being the other. The Australian SKA Pathfinder (ASKAP) is a new radio telescope, to be designed and built by CSIRO, in collaboration with leading overseas astronomers and engineers that will provide an important test-bed for SKA technology, as well as being a world-leading telescope in its own right.

The ASKAP radio telescope project requires high-capacity optical-fibre transmission from the Murchison Radio-astronomy Observatory (MRO) in the mid-west of WA to a site in Geraldton. As the MRO is Australia

Speakers

Speaker Chris Hancock AARNet

Secondary tracks Cyberinfrastructure

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