MUNA Lunch Talk:

Douglas Bock


The Australian SKA Pathfinder - planning for operations

November 1

12:10PM, Room 230, NRAO, Edgemont Road


The Australian SKA Pathfinder (ASKAP) is currently under construction at Australia's candidate SKA site in Western Australia. Currently we are planning for ASKAP operations, and for a new Science Operations Centre in Sydney. While users will not visit the ASKAP site and will interact with the archive, the "user-operator" model of the ATNF will survive for Parkes, Mopra, and the ATCA - but with most users expected to observe from Sydney. I am visiting Charlottesville to learn about the NRAO & ALMA approach to supporting observers. To begin the discussion I will give a brief report on the ASKAP project and on our plans for the Science Operations Centre.