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1-5 DECEMBER 2014

44 Rosehill Street, Redfern, NSW 2016, Australia,


Use the URL http://epg14.pbworks.com to access this page.



This is a joint meeting of three projects:


Topics to be covered:

    •  Progress report
    •  BETA data and results
  • ASKAP Early Science
    • Observing strategy and technical aspects of early science
    • Hardware capabilities anticipated
    • Software capabilities anticipated
    • Calibration, operational, storage, processing capabilities anticipated 
    • Discussion of how to proceed on science, observing, data release, based on contents of above 3 talks 
    • Science programs for early science
    • Goals for early science, and relation of this to antenna sequencing
  • EMU
    • Data challenges
    • "Reacceleration" and publications
    • Searching for the unexpected
    • EMU early science
    • Document on the calibration pipeline that we submitted to CSIRO - would like to get a formal response through a CSIRO talk at this meeting? Could begin looking at major concerns such as beam stability 
    • Second data challenge 
    • Polarised source finding
    • Refinement of RM pipeline for early science (broad bandwidths)
    • Merging pipeline into other activities (EMU, galaxy zoo, WISE, etc) 
    • Dealing with broad bandwidths 
    • What are the key tasks to be done and the time scales associated with each?
    • Following from above, restructuring of project, new set of working groups (some joint with EMU and GALFACTS?) 
    • Early science results
  • New/relevant science results (contributed talks and posters) 
  • Other topics
    • Overview of SPARCS activities
    • Radio galaxy zoo 
    •  VLASS and its technical and scientific relation to ASKAP surveys 
    • MeerKAT -MIGHTEE - update and  polarisation plans
    • Polarised continuum surveys with MWA, LOFAR, AperTIF 
    • The path from ASKAP to SKA1-SURVEY





Coffee/tea/lunches/conference dinner


Lunch will be provided each day - please contact Michelle Sullivan on michelle@physics.usyd.edu.au if you have an special dietary requirements.


Tuesday 2 December - At the completion of the day's talks you are invited to join with members of CAASTRO, SIfA and the School of Physics at the University of Sydney as they host a drinks farewell to Professor Bryan Gaensler prior to his departure for Canada.  For catering purposes please email Michelle@physics.usyd.edu.au if you would like to attend. 


The conference dinner will be held on Wednesday 3 December at Thai Pothong in Newtown at 6.30pm.  Please see link to the restaurant's webpage http://www.thaipothong.com.au/newtown.  Directions to the restaurant from the meeting venue are at https://goo.gl/maps/hUvkq (train tickets will be provided).


Registration & Talks

  • There is no registration fee. To register, please email Michelle Sullivan <michelle@physics.usyd.edu.au> by 1 October 2014
  • If you would like to give a talk, please give Michelle a title, and and we will contact you when we start putting the program together.
  • The meeting room will accommodate a maximum of 70 people, so please register early.



Bryan Gaensler (chair)

Ray Norris

Russ Taylor

Tom Landecker



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