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Events

The SKA Organisation and our partners around the world host, and attend a wide range of scientific, technical, outreach and decision-making events. These range from SKA internal partner meetings which can be by invitation only, to large scale science and engineering conferences and symposiums. Documentation for meetings and events organised by the SKA Organisation can be viewed here (external link). If you think an event you are organising could be of interest for the SKA, please send an email to enquiries@skatelescope.org with the details of the event. Past events can be consulted here. The table below shows a list of events of relevance for the SKA Project: please check back and bookmark this page for updates to conferences and events of interest. A more general list of international astronomy science meetings can be found here.

SKA Events
Science Events
Engineering Events
National Astronomy Meetings
Outreach Events
Event name Date Location Relevance for SKA SKA Involvement
Canadian Astronomical Society Annual Meeting 25-28 May 20 Toronto, Canada National astronomy meeting in Canada, an SKA member country.
Public Communication of Science and Technology (PCST) 26-28 May 20 Aberdeen, UK Brings together practitioners, educators and researchers in the diverse and growing field of science communication.
SPIE Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation 14-19 Jun 20 Yokohama, Japan A prestigious event for developers of ground- and space-based telescopes, the supporting technologies, and the latest instrumentation.
European Astronomical Society Annual Meeting (formerly EWASS) 29 Jun - 3 Jul 20 Leiden, the Netherlands The biggest conference for European astronomy, expected to welcome more than 1000 astrophysicists.
EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF) 5-9 Jul 20 Trieste, Italy ESOF brings together over 4,500 leading thinkers, innovators, policy makers, journalists and educators to discuss current and future breakthroughs in contemporary science.
14th Asia-Pacific Regional IAU Meeting (APRIM) and Astronomical Society of Australia annual meeting 6-10 Jul 20 Perth, Australia Regionally focused meeting which features the SKA as one of its conference themes, and will incorporate the Astronomical Society of Australia’s Annual Science Meeting into its programme.
UK National Astronomy Meeting 12-16 Jul 20 Bath, UK The UK’s largest annual astronomy and space science event.
Compact Objects and Energetic Phenomena in the Multi-Messenger Era 14-16 Jul 20 Saint Paul, USA A multi-messenger meeting of relevance to SKA science.
30th Annual INCOSE International Symposium 18-23 Jul 20 Cape Town, South Africa The largest worldwide annual gathering of people who do systems engineering. SKA Engineering team
Bluedot Festival 23-26 Jul 20 Jodrell Bank, UK Major annual science outreach event next door to SKA Global Headquarters.
43rd COSPAR Scientific Assembly 15-22 Aug 20 Sydney, Australia An assembly for the international space science community.
Autumn Annual Meeting of the Astronomical Society of Japan 8-10 Sep 20 Aomori, Jaoan National meeting for astronomers in Japan, an SKA observer country.
SPARCS X 2020 “Capturing science from the pathfinder survey data” 8-11 Sep 20 Cape Town, South Africa With the SKA Pathfinders now fully operating, SPARCS X meeting will be the workshop to share the latest techniques, insights and results.
Communicating Astronomy with the Public (CAP) 21-25 Sep 20 Sydney, Australia The largest international event linking astronomy and science communication.
International Conference on Research Infrastructures (ICRI) 30 Sep - 2 Oct 20 Ottawa, Canada International event focussing on global cooperation between research infrastructures
Conference on Dark and Quiet Skies for Science and Society 5-8 Oct 20 Santa Cruz La Palma, Canary Islands, Spain Conference on the protection of the sky for astronomy and human heritage.