What the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder will tell us about the Milky Way and the Magellanic Clouds

Date: July 5, 2016
Time: 8pm

Location:

Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG)
Royal Society Room, Customs House
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
Davey St & Dunn Pl, Hobart TAS 7000

Details:

The Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) is the newest and most ambitious telescope built in Australia in this decade.  It is the first radio telescope to use a new technology: the phased-array feed, invented and developed at the CSIRO – ATNF.  The ASKAP telescope will investigate several of the big unanswered questions in astronomy.

Professor Dickey will review the goals of the project, both technical and scientific, with particular concentration on his own survey of interstellar hydrogen in the Milky Way and the Magellanic Clouds and Stream: the Galactic ASKAP Survey (GASKAP).

All interested people are welcome

No admission charge

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Event audience: Everyone

Categories
  • space
  • technology