Cherenkov Telescope Array Australia :
Consortium Workshop 6

Monash University (Clayton): 5 - 6 April 2018


The CTA (Cherenkov Telescope Array) is a transformational next step in ground-based TeV (1012eV) gamma-ray astronomy. It will utilise the successful methods employed by HESS and others in the field via an array of about 100 imaging Cherenkov telescopes in the Southerm Hemisphere located at Paranal Chile (About 20 telescopes will be in the Northern Hemisphere at La Palma, Canary Islands).

CTA will be at least 10 times more sensitive than HESS, and cover a wider energy range from about 20 GeV to well over 100 TeV. Many of the key science topics to be advanced by CTA are summarised in this special edition of the journal Astroparticle Physics. The much more detailed "Science With the CTA" is also available here.

A consortium of six universities (U. Adelaide, UNSW, U. Sydney, U. West. Sydney, ANU, Monash) joined CTA in July 2013. ARC LIEF funding in 2015 and 2017-21 has enabled the consortium to underpin its involvement by contributing hardware to the CTA telescopes. Additional funding from NCRIS (via Astronomy Australia Ltd.) support Australia's engagement in CTA.

Workshop Purpose and Agenda

This two-day workshop follows on from our previous workshops (in 2013, 2015, Apr. 2016, Sept. 2016 , Apr. 2017 , Nov. 2017), and will disuss Australia's role in CTA and linkages with Australian activities in other areas of astronomy. The workshop is open to any astronomers interested in CTA and its science.

Venue - Clayton campus of Monash University.

The meeting will be held at Monash University's Clayton campus.

We will be in Room 107 (large seminar room) of the Physics building.

Some maps to help you find it:

PDF map of Clayton campus- you're looking for number 10 on the orange "College Walk" line. This is the Physics building.

Alternatively, try the Map and building locator: choose "Clayton campus".


Rooms have been booked at Mannix College, immediately south of the Monash Clayton campus, with arrival on April 4th and departure on the 6th.

The college is across Wellington Road, and between Cobain and Parker Streets (on the PDF map linked above, look for the "11" at the bottom edge of the map).

Here's a Google Maps link.

It's about 650 metres from the college to the School of Physics and Astronomy, almost entirely through the campus itself.


The Workshop dinner (Thursday 5/4) will be at the Middle Eastern Samsara Restaurant in Mount Waverley.

Please advise of any specific dietary requirements in your registration information (primarily for the workshop catering; most restaurants can accomodate vegetarian, coeliac, etc diets).

Transport to and from the dinner will be arranged.


Please register here, indicating if you want to present a talk, and for our catering, any dietary requirements.