OzSKA 3 Meeting

The OzSKA 3 Meeting will be held in Sydney 8-9 May 2017 at the Holme Building, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW

OzSKA REGISTRATION: OPEN
Abstract submission closing date: 31 March 2017, with Registration closing on 28 April 2017

Following the success of the previous OzSKA meetings we are holding a 3rd meeting with the aim of continuing these meetings is to provide updated information to the Australian astronomical community about recent progress within the SKA project including: the development of key science and working group activities, progress towards the realisation of scientific operations on SKA1, and the SKA in the context of multi-wavelength astronomy.  

PRELIMINARY PROGRAM

The program will feature the following speakers:

  • Sarah Pearce (CASS), update from SKA Board
  • David Luchetti (DIIS), update from SKA Australia Office
  • Randall Wayth (Curtin), MWA
  • Karen Lee-Waddell (CASS), ASKAP
  • Julia Bryant (Sydney), Hector
  • Sarah Maddison (Swinburne), Cradle of Life
  • George Heald (CASS), Cosmic Magnetism
  • Minh Huynh (CASS/UWA), Extragalactic Continuum
  • Cath Trott (remote) (Curtin), Epoch of Reionisation
  • Ian Heywood (CASS), Cosmology
  • Shari Breen (Sydney), Our Galaxy
  • Lisa Kewley (ANU), CAASTRO 3D
  • Matthew Bailes (remote) , OzGrav
  • Keith Bannister (CASS), ASKAP
  • Sarah Brough (UNSW), LSST
  • Peter Quinn (UWA), SKA Regional Centres
  • Miroslav Filipovic (UWS), CTA
  • Luke Davies (UWA), WAVES

The 2017 OzSKA Conference strives to achieve gender balance in all aspects of the conference. The organisers will endeavour to achieve this balance through equitable female and male representation on the science organising committee and as session chairs, as well as through invitations to high quality presenters of females and males in line with the gender balance in our research community. 

The gender balance of this conference has been endorsed by the ASA's Inclusion, Diversity and Equity in Astronomy (IDEA) Chapter

The sponsors are committed to making this workshop productive and enjoyable for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, race, nationality or religion. We will not tolerate discrimination or harassment of participants in any form.  Please refer to our conference code of conduct.

Scientific Organising Committee

  • Phil Edwards
  • George Heald
  • Andrew Hopkins
  • Tara Murphy
  • Cath Trott

Travel and Accommodation
Participants will arrange their own travel and accommodation; however, we list here some relatively convenient options in the general vicinity of the workshop venue.

Childcare: 
Childcare will be available for infants and children under 5.  Please indicate in your registration if you require childcare or contact Kylie Williams (k.williams@sydney.edu.au) if you have any questions.

Visa Information
All travellers
other than Australian and New Zealand citizens need a valid visa or authority to enter Australia (including electronic visas). For some nationalities, processing and issuance of visas can take several weeks/months, so apply well before your planned travel.  Please contact Kylie Williams if you need a letter of invitation for your visa application.

For more information about travelling to Australia and applying for a visa:

Image: Swinburne Astronomy Productions and AADC Consortium

Local Organising Committee

  • Phil Edwards
  • Kate Gunn
  • Catherine Nilson
  • Kylie Williams