TUNA Lunch Talk:

Ken Kellermann


SKA Update

April 5

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


With the anticipated ending of all major legal arrangements and funding at the end of 2011; the SKA project is undergoing a major restructuring. A new legal entity is being formed to oversee the work of a new SKA Project Office that is charged with delivering a construction ready design by the end of 2015 and which will be established in the UK, Netherlands, or Germany. A decision, or at least a recommendation, on the SKA site is expected in early 2012. I will discuss the roll of the new SKA organization and possibility of US involvement along with current thinking about the nature and scope of the SKA.