Event starts: 
Tue, 13/11/2012
Event ends: 
Fri, 16/11/2012
RadioNet workshop  ADVANCED RADIO ASTRONOMY  Commissioning Skills and Preparation for the SKA

13 November morning to 16 November lunchtime 2012, JBCA, University of Manchester, UK

The upgraded and new radio arrays (ALMA, e-MERLIN, JVLA, KAT7, LOFAR , ASCAP, MeerKAT, NOEMA, SKA etc.) aim to make their data accessible to all astronomers. Nonetheless, there is still a need for a core of experts to lead ambitious 
science projects and to test, operate and develop radio instruments.

This workshop will communicate skills that you need to help comission a radio interferometry array or work on early science data. Talks and discussion sessions will share best practices between people working on the arrays, 
lessons from comissioning scientists and the experiences of working on early science data. Real issues which have arisen at individual arrays will be used as examples for problem-solving group sessions.

Sessions will be led by expert astronomers and engineers from these arrays; so far confirmed:

  •      Robert Laing (ALMA),
  •      Simon Garrington (e-MERLIN/VLBI),
  •      Rick Perley (JVLA),
  •      Michiel Brentjens (LOFAR)
  •      Anita Richards (RadioNet),
  •      Roshene McCool (SKA)

There is no registration fee but please register as soon as possible at since capacity is limited.

email: RadioNetARICSNov2012 [at] jb [dot] man [dot] ac [dot] uk  

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