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2019 ANSTO TOUR AND PUBLIC LECTURE
June 23 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Square Kilometre Array: Australia’s international mega science project
In the Western Australia desert, we’re getting ready to host the world’s largest radio telescope. 130,000 antennas will look back to just after the big bang, seeing the first galaxies as they start to shine.
The event is in association with ANSTO, CSIRO and Royal Australian Chemical Institute.
Come along and listen to Dr Sarah Pearce (CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science) as Deputy Chief in February 2011. Prior to this role, she was Project Manager for GridPP, the UK computing grid for particle physics. Sarah’s previous experience includes time as a science advisor in the UK Parliament.
Sarah holds a PhD in X-ray astronomy from the University of Leicester and an undergraduate degree in Physics from the University of Oxford (Worcester College).
Sarah manages the CSIRO SKA (Square Kilometre Array) Centre that co-ordinates CSIRO SKA activities. She has been Australian Science Director on the SKA Board, and part of the negotiating team for the SKA Convention.
Sarah also leads CASS’s new Space Research Programme. This includes the CSIRO Centre for Earth Observation and CSIRO’s share of our new national facility, the NovaSAR satellite.
5:00 pm: Tour of OPAL multi-purpose reactor and Australian Centre for Neutron Scattering
6:00 pm: Refreshments
6:30 pm: Presentation from Dr Sarah Pearce
7:30 pm: Optional Dinner at Rocksalt Menai
ANSTO Discovery Centre
Tour and public lecture: FREE
Optional Dinner at Rocksalt Menai: $50
Sunday 23 June 2019