Update (11/3/2021) — talks are now available for download on the Meeting Agenda page.
We are pleased to announce the next UK-SKASC (United Kingdom Square Kilometre Array Science Committee) Town Hall meeting will be held via Zoom and wonder.me at 1:30pm on Tuesday 2nd March 2021.
The meeting will aim to bring the UK astronomical community together to provide information on the current status of the SKA project and to discuss how scientists at all career stages can become more involved. It will also provide a platform for the community to discuss how best to maximise the long-term science return of the SKA to the UK. It will seek to engage as widely as possible with early career researchers (ECRs) in the UK who are involved in SKA-related science. Engagement in this meeting will be facilitated in large part by representation from many of the UK’s working groups in astronomy fields related to the SKA.
The meeting will provide a platform for members of the UK astronomy community to share progress on existing science projects, new scientific results and future science plans in SKA-related science areas, especially those spearheaded by ECRs. Given the current scientific and technological landscape, the meeting will provide a forum to explore where the expected major scientific breakthroughs will occur in the SKA-era and identify areas in which SKA Phase 1 and 2 will likely play a key role in these breakthroughs.
The goal of the meeting is to identify what is needed to realise these breakthroughs and outline the concrete steps required to maximally prepare the UK community to play a leading role in these scientific discoveries. Registration will open on the 1st of February.
There is no registration fee.