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Big Science: The Square Kilometre Array
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Big Science: The Square Kilometre Array

In the Western Australian desert, we’re getting ready to host the world’s largest radio telescope. 130,000 antennas will look back to just after the big bang, seeing the first galaxies as they start to shine.

Date
Tue 25 Jun at 5.00pm - Tue 25 Jun at 7.30pm
Cost
Free
Venue ANSTO Discovery Centre
New illawarra road
Lucas Heights NSW 2234
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Australia’s international mega-science project

In the Western Australian desert, we’re getting ready to host the world’s largest radio telescope. 130,000 antennas will look back to just after the big bang, seeing the first galaxies as they start to shine.

The Australian Institute of Physics, Royal Australian Chemical Institute, Royal Society of New South Wales, CSIRO and ANSTO present this year's combined meeting.

Key Speaker: Dr Sarah Pearce, Deputy Chief CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you would like to attend the optional tour of ANSTO starting at 5:00pm please register here

Also, if you would like to go to the optional dinner after the event (8 pm, RockSalt Menai, $50 pp.) please email tours@ansto.gov.au 

Dr Sarah Pearce

Dr Sarah Pearce

Dr Sarah Pearce joined CASS (CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science) as Deputy Chief in February 2011. Prior to this role, she was Project Manager for GridPP, the UK computing grid for particle physics. Sarah’s previous experience includes time as a science advisor in the UK Parliament. Sarah holds a PhD in X-ray astronomy from the University of Leicester and an undergraduate degree in Physics from the University of Oxford (Worcester College). Sarah manages the CSIRO SKA (Square Kilometre Array) Centre that co-ordinates CSIRO SKA activities. She has been Australian Science Director on the SKA Board, and part of the negotiating team for the SKA Convention. Sarah also leads CASS’s new Space Research Programme. This includes the CSIRO Centre for Earth Observation and CSIRO’s share of our new national facility, the NovaSAR satellite.