Cherenkov Telescope Array Australia :
Consortium Workshop 4
Western Sydney University - Penrith Observatory, 10 - 11 April 2017
The CTA (Cherenkov Telescope Array) is a transformational next step in ground-based TeV (10^12 eV) 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. CTA is now in its pre-production phase with the first 10 or so telescopes) to commence construction
by end of 2018.
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 2 day workshop (following on from three previous workshops in 2013, 2015, Apr. 2016, and Sept. 2016 ) 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 - Penrith Observatory
The meeting will be held at the Penrith Observatory.
This weblink also includes directions to the Observatory
We have pre-booked student rooms at the adjacent WSU Kingswood Campus map.
Miroslav Filipovic to avail yourself of this offer (priority for invited
speakers and CTA-Australia members).
Further details concerning the venue and accomodation are linked here
Please register here, indicating if you want to present a talk, and for our catering, any dietary requirements.