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Events – Archive

This page contains a list of all SKA related events held in the past few years, click on the links for more information.


Paving the way to simultaneous multiwavelength astronomy
19-25 July 2015, Vancouver, BC, Canada

2015 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and North American Radio Science Meeting
19-24 July 2015, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Drifting through the Cosmic Web: the Evolution of Galaxies within the Large Scale Structure
6-11 July 2015, Aix-en-Provence, France

UK National Astronomy Meeting
5-9 July 2015, Llandudno, Conwy, UK

European Week of Astronomy and Space Science (EWASS 2015)
22-26 June 2015, La laguna, Tenerife, Spain

Workshop on Public Awareness of Research Infrastructures
18-19 June 2015, ESO HQ, Garching, Germany

6-7 June 2015, Manchester, UK

Annual Meeting of the French Society of Astronomy and Astrophysics
2-5 June 2015, Toulouse, France

Science & You
1-6 June 2015, Nancy, France

Reionization: A Multiwavelength Approach
1-5 June 2015, Kruger Park, South Africa

The Fifth Workshop on Compact Steep Spectrum and GHz-Peaked Spectrum Radio Sources
27-29 May 2015, Rimini, Italy

Gas, dust, and star-formation in galaxies from the local to far Universe
25-29 May 2015, Chania, Crete, Greece

VIII Southern Cross Conference Series: Multiwavelength dissection of galaxies
24-29 May 2015, Sydney, Australia

Amazed by Science Festival
23-31 May 2015, Jodrell Bank, UK

Nederlandse Astronomen Conferentie/Dutch Astronomy Conference 2015
20-22 May 2015, NH Sparrenhorst, Nunspeet, Netherlands

1st URSI Atlantic Radio Science Conference (URSI AT-RASC 2015)
18-25 May 2015, ExpoMeloneras Convention Centre, Gran Canaria, Spain

The Olympian Symposium 2015: Cosmology and Epoch of Reionization
18-22 May 2015, Mt. Olympus, Greece

Relativistic Jets: Creation, Dynamics, and Internal Physics
20-24 April 2015, Krakow, Poland

40th IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP) 2015
19-24 April 2015, Brisbane, Australia

MIDPREP workshop, AAMID all-hands and DISH consortium meetings
19-22 April 2015, Aveiro, Portugal

Annual Meeting of the Italian Astronomical Society
18-23 April 2015, Catania, Sicily

SpaceUp ISU
11-12 April 2015, ISU Campus, Strasbourg, France

South by High Redshift
1-3 April 2015, The University of Texas at Austin; Austin, TX, USA

Dissecting Galaxies Near and Far
23-27 March 2015, Santiago, Chile

SpaceUp Cologne
21-22 March 2015, EAC, Cologne

45th “Saas-Fee Advanced Course”: From Protoplanetary Disks to Planet Formation
15-20 March 2015, Les Diablerets, Switzerland

Back at the Edge of the Universe: Latest results from the deepest astronomical surveys
15-19 March 2015, Sintra, lisbon, Portugal

Building an open UK SKA-Science Consortium?
13 March 2015, The Geological Society, London, UK

Tools for Astronomical Big Data
9-11 March 2015, Tucson, Az, USA

GMRT Open Day
15 February 2015, GMRT Telescope, Pune, India

33rd Meeting of the Astronomical Society of India
17-20 February 2015, NCRA, Pune, India

Multicore World 2015
17-20 February 2015, Wellington, New Zealand

Computing for SKA colloquium
12-13 February 2015, Auckland, New Zealand

Testing Gravity 2015
15-17 January 2015, Vancouver, SFU Harbour Centre, CA

AAS 225
4-8 January 2015, Seattle, Washington, USA



Revolution in Astronomy with ALMA – The 3rd Year
8-11 December 2014, Tokyo, Japan

Orange Pulsar Meeting
26-28 November 2014, University of Melbourne, Australia

Mastering Complex Projects
24-28 November 2014, Melbourne, Australia

Tools, best practices and methodologies for Technology Transfer — An ASTRONET Workshop
24 November 2014, ESO Headquarters, Garching bei München, Germany

SC14 Supercomputing
16-21 November 2014, New Orleans, LA, USA

Dark Side of the Universe 2014
17-21 November 2014, University of Cape Town, South Africa

Star Formation Across Space and Time
11-14 November 2014, ESA/ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands

High Performance Signal Processing 2014
28-31 October 2014, Valletta, Malta

14th European Astrobiology Conference
13-16 October 2014, Edinburgh, UK

SKA Annual Engineering Meeting
29-3 September & October 2014, Perth, Australia

Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems (ADASS)
5-9 October 2014, Calgary, Canada

Annual Meeting of the German Astronomical Society
23-26 September 2014, Bamberg, Germany

The variable sky: from tiny variations to big explosions, Annual meeting of the German Astronomical Society
22-26 September 2014, Bamberg, Germany

European Conference and Exhibition on Optical Communication (ECOC) annual conference
21-25 September 2014, Cannes, France

From Galactic to Extragalactic Star Formation – GESF2014
8-12 September 2014, Palais du Pharo, Marseille, France

XI Scientific Meeting of the Spanish Astronomical Society
8-12 September 2014, Teruel, Spain

Planet Formation and Evolution 2014
8-10 September 2014, Kiel University, Germany

Cosmology after Planck
25-19 August & September 2014, Garching, Germany

12th Asia-Pacific Regional IAU Meeting
18-21 August 2014, Daejeon, Korea

URSI General Assembly and Scientific Symposium 2014
14-23 August 2014, Beijing, China

Transformational Science in the ALMA Era: Multi-Wavelength Studies of Galaxy Evolution
3-7 August 2014, Charlottesville, VA, USA

Workshop on Dense Cores: Origin, Evolution, and Collapse
27-30 July 2014, Monterey, USA

IAU Symposium 311: Galaxy Masses as Constraints of Formation Models
21-25 July 2014, University of Oxford, UK

Annual Meeting of the Australian Astronomical Society
20-25 July 2014, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia

Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology Big Data event
15 July 2014, Members Dining Room, House of Commons, UK

IAUS 309: Galaxies in 3D across the Universe
7-11 July 2014, University of Vienna, Austria

EWASS 2014: European Week of Astronomy and Space Science
30-3 June & July 2014, Geneva, Switzerland

Future Directions in Galaxy Cluster Surveys
23-27 June 2014, Paris, France

National Astronomy Meeting
23-26 June 2014, Portsmouth, UK

SPIE Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation
22-27 June 2014, Montreal, Canada

ESOF (Euroscience Open Forum)
21-26 June 2014, Copenhagen, Denmark

Annual Meeting of the Canadian Astronomical Society
8-11 June 2014, Université Laval, Québec, Canada

AAS Meeting
1-5 June 2014, Boston, USA

Advancing Astrophysics with the Square Kilometre Array
9-13 June 2014, Giardini Naxos, Italy

Astropol 2014
26-30 May 2014, Grenoble, France

Galactic Science with the SKA and its Pathfinders
19-23 May 2014, Lorentz Center, Leiden, The Netherlands

Annual Meeting of the Astronomical Society of The Netherlands
19-22 May 2014, NH Leeuwenhorst, Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands

3rd China-US Workshop on Radio Astronomy Science and Technology: Emerging Opportunities
19-21 May 2014, Green Bank, West Virginia, USA

Public Communication of Science and Technology Conference
5-8 May 2014, Salvador, Brazil

The Formation and Growth of Galaxies in the Young Universe
27-30 April 2014, Obergurgl, Austria

Gravitational Wave Astrophysics; 3rd Session of the Sant Cugat Forum on Astrophysics
22-25 April 2014, San Cugat, Barcelona, Spain

Cosmological Quests for the Next Decade
16-18 April 2014, KASI, Daejeon, South Korea

e-MERLIN early science workshop
10-11 April 2014, Manchester, UK

Astrochemistry of Dust, Ice and Gas, Faraday Discussion 168
7-9 April 2014, Leiden, The Netherlands

2nd International Conference on Research Infrastructures (ICRI 2014)
2-4 April 2014, Athens, Greece

Exascale Radio Astronomy Conference
30-4 March & April 2014, Monterey, CA, USA

Annual Meeting of the Astronomical Society of India
20-22 March 2014, IISER Mohali, Punjab, India

Search for Life Beyond the Solar System. Exoplanets, Biosignatures & Instruments
17-21 March 2014, Tucson, AZ, USA

7th International PHISCC Workshop – The Challenges of Upcoming HI Surveys
17-19 March 2014, ASTRON, Dwingeloo, The Netherlands

3D 2014 – Gas and Stars in Galaxies: A multi-wavelength 3D perspective
10-14 March 2014, Garching, Germany

Optical Fibre Conference (OFC) annual conference
9-13 March 2014, San Francisco, CA, USA

CALIM 2014 Workshop
3-6 March 2014, Kiama, Australia

Computing for SKA
27-28 February 2014, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

Multicore World Conference
25-26 February 2014, Auckland, New Zealand

Transformational science with the SKA
17-21 February 2014, Stellenbosch, South Africa

The Impact of galactic structure on star formation
16-21 February 2014, Sapporo, Japan

AAAS Meeting
13-17 February 2014, Chicago, USA

SKA – German Meeting
12-13 February 2014, Bielefeld University, Germany

LOFAR-SKA Radio Days
11-13 February 2014, Paris, France

Science with the SKA
9 January 2014, Stockholm, Sweden

AAS Meeting
5-9 January 2014, Washington DC, USA



Astroinformatics 2013
9-13 December  2013, Sydney, Australia

Celebrating 50 Years of Radio Astronomy
9-13 December  2013, Pune, India

Centre For High Performance Computing (CHPC) national meeting
2-6 December 2013, Cape Town, South Africa

Supercomputing 2013
17-22 November 2013, Denver, CO, USA

The Ephemeral Universe with Widefield Low Frequency Arrays
12-14 November 2013, Perth, Australia

SKA Science Assessment Workshop (on Cradle of Life)
6-8 November 2013, Manchester, UK (invitation only)
Archives available here

SKA Engineering Meeting
7-11 October 2013, Manchester, UK

SKA Science Assessment Workshop (on “low redshift” neutral hydrogen)
23-25 September 2013, Manchester, UK (invitation only)
Video archives available here

Synergistic Science with Euclid and the Square Kilometre Array
16-18 September 2013, Oxford, UK

SKA Pathfinders Radio Continuum Surveys (SPARCS) meeting
11-13 September 2013, Jodrell Bank Observatory, UK

URSI BEJ session at IEEE Africon 2013
10-11 September 2013, Mauritius

SKA Science Assessment Workshop (on Continuum)
9-11 September 2013, Manchester, UK (invitation only)
Video archives available here

CASPER annual meeting
2-6 September 2013, Jodrell Bank Observatory, UK

SKA Science Assessment Workshop (on Pulsars)
17-19 July 2013, Manchester, UK (invitation only)
Program available here. Video archives available here (instructions to watch live webcast here)

Reionization in the Red Centre: New Windows on the high redshift Universe
15-19 July 2013, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, NT, Australia

EWASS 2013
8-12 July 2013, Turku, Finland

Annual Meeting of Astronomical Society of Australia
7-12 July 2013, Melbourne, Australia

International Pulsar Timing Array
23-26 June 2013, Krabi, Thailand

SKA Pathfinders HI Survey Coordination Committee (PHISCC) Meeting
17-21 June 2013, Sydney, Australia

Astronomy, Radio Sources and Society: The Wonderful Century
10-13 June 2013, Leiden, The Netherlands

Japan-East Asian Science Workshop on SKA
5-7 June 2013, Nagoya, Japan

AAS Meeting
2-6 June 2013, Indianapolis, IN, USA

Canadian Astronomical Society (CASCA) Meeting
28-30 May 2013, Vancouver, BC, Canada

International Virtual Observatory Alliance Inter-op
12-17 May 2013, Hamburg, Germany

Annual Meeting of the Italian Astronomical Society
7-10 May 2013, Bologna, Italy

Radio Astronomy in the LSST Era
5-8 May 2013, Charlottesville, VA, USA

Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) and Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Industry Day
24 April 2013, Bonn, DE

The Modern Radio Universe 2013
22-26 April 2013, Bonn, DE

SKA Science Assessment Workshop (on Cosmic Dawn-Epoch of Reionization)
26-28 March 2013, Manchester, UK
Presentations and outcomes available here

MWA Expression of Interest and pre-operations meeting for potential users
25-26 February 2013, Perth, Western Australia

Magnetic Fields in the Universe IV: From Laboratory and Stars to the Primordial Structures
4-8 February 2013, Playa del Carmen, Mexico

SKA Board meeting (outcomes available here)
31 January 2013, Jodrell Bank Observatory, UK

AAS Meeting
7-10 January 2013, Long Beach, CA, USA




CALIM 2012: Seventh SKA Workshop on Calibration and Imaging
3 December 2012, Cape Town, South Africa

SKA: Strategic Position and Future Opportunities for Spanish Industry
23 November 2012, Madrid, ES – Summary Notes

Advanced Radio Astronomy Workshop – Commissioning Skills and Preparation for the SKA
13-16 November 2012, Manchester, UK

PAF Development Towards SKA
7 September 2012, Cape Town, ZA

IAU:28th General Assembly of the International Astronomical Union
20-31 August 2012, Beijing, CN

DVA-1 Critical Design Review
26-28 June 2012, Penticton, BC, CA

The Power Challenges of Mega-Science Infrastructures: the Example of SKA
20-21 June 2012, Moura, PT and Sevilla, ES

The Italian Pathway to SKA
19-20 June 2012, Rome, IT

From Antikythera to the Square Kilometre Array: Lessons from the Ancients
12-16 June 2012, Kerastari, Tripolis, GR

1st CoPoRI Workshop on Exchange of Experience and Best Practise “Sharing experience by ESFRI RI projects
11-12 June 2012,Hamburg, DE

Resolving The Sky – Radio Interferometry: Past, Present and Future (RTS 2012)
18-20 April 2012, Manchester, GB

Canadian SKA Preconstruction Networking Workshop
27 April 2012, Calgary, AB, CA

Software and Computing Concept Design Review
15-16 February 2012, Manchester, GB
Invitation only.

Pathways to SKA Science in Australasia (SKANZ 2012)
14-16 February 2012, Auckland, NZ

System Engineering meeting
6-10 February 2012, Manchester, GB
Invitation only.

SKA Phase 1 Pre-construction Stage 1 WBS/SOW Development meeting
30 January – 3 February 2012, Manchester, GB
Invitation only.

SKA Board of Directors meeting
18 January 2012, Manchester, GB


AAVP 2011: Taking the AA Programme into SKA Pre-Construction
12-16 December 2011, Dwingeloo, NL

SKA Site Advisory Committee (SSAC) meeting
6-9 December 2011, London, GB

Executive Committee of the SSEC meeting
3 December 2011, Daejeon, KR

Workshop on East-Asian Collaboration for SKA
30 November – 2 December 2011, Daejeon, Korea

Monitoring & Control Concept Design Review
8-9 November 2011, Pune, IN

UK PrepSKA Oversight Committee meeting
8 November 2011, Swindon, GB

ADASS XXI: Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems
6-10 November 2011, Paris, FR

Annual PrepSKA WP2 meeting
17-21 October 2011, Manchester, GB

62nd International Astronautical Congress
3-7 October 2011, Cape Town, ZA

SKA Innovation with Industry
22-23 September 2011, Wellington, NZ

Surveys & Simulations – The Real and the Virtual Universe
19-23 September 2011, Heidelberg, DE

Second Workshop on 3rd Generation Calibration in Radio Astronomy
18-30 Sept 2011, Portugal

ECOC 2011: 37th European Conference and Exhibition on Optical Communication
18-22 September 2011, Geneva, CH

SKA Site Advisory Committee meeting
8-9 September 2011, Washington DC, US
Invitation only.

The Path to SKA-low Workshop
6-9 September 2011, Perth, AUSKA Site Advisory Committee meeting

XXXth URSI GA: Union Radio-Scientifique Internationale (URSI) General Assembly and Scientific Symposium
13-20 August 2011, Istanbul, TR

APRIM 2011: 11th Asia-Pacific IAU Regional Meeting
26-29 July 2011, Chiang Mai, TH

CALIM 2011: Calibration & Imaging workshop
25-29 July 2011, Manchester, GB
Invitation only.

MeerKAT Preliminary Design Review
18-20 July 2011, Cape Town, ZA
Invitation only.

Receptors (Dish) Concept Design Review
13-15 July 2011, Penticton, BC, CA
Invitation only.

Engineering and Industry Opportunities in the SKA
7-8 July 2011, Banff, AB, CA

SKA Forum 2011
6 July 2011, Banff, AB, CA

SKA Founding Board meeting
5 July 2011, Banff, AB, CA
Invitation only.

Astronomy in the Era of Big Data
4-5 July 2011, Banff, AB, CA

SKA Science and Engineering Committee meeting – SSEC 7
4 July 2011, Banff, AB, CA
Invitation only.

Signal Transport and Networks Concept Depign Review
28-30 June 2011, Jodrell Bank Observatory, GB
Invitation only.

IEAC 2011: International Engineering Advisory Committee review meeting
14-15 June 2011, Manchester, GB
Invitation only.

XLDB-Europe 2011: eXtremely Large Data Base
9-10 June 2011, Edinburgh, GB

Canadian Astronomical Society: CASCA 2011
30 May – 2 June 2011, London, ON, CA

SPICE: Software Process Improvement and Capability dEtermination in Software
30 May – 1 June 2011, Dublin, IE

Information Processing and Computing for a Future Internet Application: The Example of the SKA
24-25 May 2011, Aveiro, PT

Understanding Galactic and ExtraGalactic Foregrounds: A Road to Success for Cosmological Experiments
23-27 May 2011, Zadar, HR

AAS: 218th American Astronomical Society meeting
22-26 May 2011, Boston, MA, US

SKA Workshop
9-10 May 2011, Madrid, ES

Innovations in Data-Intensive Astronomy
3-5 May 2011, Green Bank, CA, US

2011 Joint Conference of the IEEE International Frequency Control Symposium and European Frequency and Time Forum
2-5 May 2011, San Francisco, CA, US

Aperture Array Verification Programme (AAVP) Concept Design Review
19-20 April 2011, Schiphol, NL
Invitation only.

Digital Signal Processing Concept Design Review
14-15 April 2011, Manchester, GB
Invitation only.

MEARIM-II: 2nd Middle-East and Africa Regional IAU meeting
10-15 April 2011, Cape Town, ZA

Inaugural meeting of the Founding Members of the SKA Board
2 April 2011 (a.m.), Rome, IT
Invitation only.

SKA Science and Engineering Committee meeting – SSEC 6
30 March – 1 April 2011, Rome, IT
Invitation only.

Agencies SKA Group (ASG) meeting
30 March 2011, Rome, IT
Invitation only.

PrepSKA Board meeting
29 March 2011 (p.m.), Rome, IT
Invitation only.

External Review of the SKA Project Execution Plan
8-10 March 2011, Brussels, BE
Invitation only.

Building on New Worlds, New Horizons
7-10 March 2011, Sante Fe, NM, US

SKA System Delta Conceptual Design Review (Delta CoDR)
23-25 February 2011, Manchester, GB
Invitation only.

Probing the Radio Continuum Universe with SKA Pathfinders Workshop
21-25 February 2011, Leiden, NL

HI Pathfinder Workshop
2-4 February 2011, Perth, WA, AU


> 13-15 December: Theory and Observations of Extragalactic Magnetic Fields, Paris, FR

> 8-10 December: AAVP 2010: Aperture Array Verification Programme workshop, Cambridge, GB

> 8-9 December 2010: Solar Flair 10: Photovoltaics meeting, Lumley Castle, County Durham, GB

> 16 November (evening): Institution of Engineering and Technology: Power Supply Challenges of the Square Kilometre Array, Manchester, GB

> 13-19 November: SC10: SuperComputing 2010, New Orleans, LA, US

> 7-11 November: ADASS: 20th annual Astronomical Data Analysis Software & Systems conference, Boston, MA, US

> 4-5 November: Japan SKA Group meeting, Tokyo, JP

> 28 October (a.m.): PrepSKA Board meeting, Oxford, GB

> 27-30 October: PrepSKA WP2 Annual Meeting 2010, Oxford, GB

> 27 October: Agencies SKA Group meeting, Didcot, GB

> 24-26 October: SSEC 5: SKA Science and Engineering Committee meeting, Didcot, GB

> 18-20 October: e-VLBI2010: e-VLBI and the Path to the Square Kilometre Array 9th International e-VLBI Workshop, Perth, AU

> 11-12 October: US SKA Consortium meeting, Albuquerque, NM, US

> 5-7 October: XLDB4: 4th Extremely Large Databases Workshop, Menlo Park, CA, US

> 28-29 September: GPUs and Accelerators in HPC, Daresbury, GB

> 20-24 September: 10th European VLBI Network Symposium: VLBI and the New Generation of Radio Arrays, Manchester, GB

> 16 September: Square Kilometre Array Conference – An Industry perspective, London, GB

> 13-18 September: WAC-2010: All-Russia Astronomical Conference – “From the Era of Galileo to the Present Day”, Nizhny Arkhyz, RU

> 13-17 September: German Astronomical Society: “Zooming in: The Cosmos at High Resolution”, Bonn, DE

> 6-10 September: IAU 274 Symposium: Advances in Plasma Astrophysics, Giardini Naxos, IT

> 6-10 September: Joint European and National Astronomy Meeting (JENAM 2010), Lisbon, PT

> 2-3 September: RadioNet-FP7 Engineering Forum Workshop “Photonics in Radio Astronomy, Aveira, PT

> 22-27 August: CALIM: SKA Calibration and Imaging Workshop 2010, Dwingeloo, NL

> 16-20 August: CASPER 2010: Center for Astronomy Signal Processing and Electronics Research Workshop 2010, Cambridge, MA, US

> 18-25 July: COSPAR 10: 38th Scientific Assembly of the Committee on Space Research, Bremen, DE

> 26-30 July: Molecules in Galaxies, Oxford, GB

> 5-7 July: NSES: 16th National Space Engineering Symposium, Adelaide, AU

> 28-29 June: CyberSKA/CANFAR/CESWP Collaboration Workshop, Calgary, AB, CA

> 27 June – 2 July: SPIE 2010: Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation, San Diego, CA, US

> 22-23 June: International Engineering Advisory Committee meeting, Manchester, GB

> 16 June (am): PrepSKA Board meeting, Assen, NL

> 15 June: International SKA Forum 2010, Assen, NL

> 14 June: CISS: Connect Industry, Science and Society workshop, Assen, NL

> 14 June: Agencies SKA Group meeting, Assen, NL

> 13 June: PrepSKA WP2 Management meeting, Assen, NL

> 12 June (pm): LOFAR Inauguration, Buinen, NL

> 12 June 2010 (am): PrepSKA Policy Working Groups meeting, Assen, NL

> 10-14 June: A New Golden Age for Radio Astronomy: First Results from the New Generation of Radio Telescopes, Assen, NL

> 3-4 June: US SKA Consortium meeting,Washington DC, US

> 25-28 May: CASCA 2010: Canadian Astronomical Society meeting, Halifax, NS, CA

> 17-21 May: Magnetic Fields on Scales from Kiloparsecs to Kilometres: Properties and Origin, Cracow, PL

> 10-14 May: Astronomy with Megastructures: Joint Science with the E-ELT and SKA, Crete, GR

> 4-5 May: Radionet Board meeting, Sardinia, IT

> 3-5 May: International Workshop on Phased Array Antenna Systems for Radio Astronomy, Provo, UT, US

> 13-16 April: 24th European Frequency and Time Forum, Noordwijk, NL

> 12-16 April: RAS NAM2010: Royal Astronomical Society National Astronomy 2010 meeting, Glasgow, GB

> 30-31 March: European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) Workshop, Rome, IT. [Final Report]

> 29-31 March: RFI 2010 – RFI Mitigation Workshop, Groningen, NL

> 26-28 March: SKA Science and Engineering Committee (closed) meeting – SSEC 4, Manchester, GB

> 22-25 March: SKA2010: Annual SKA Science and Engineering Meeting, Manchester, GB

> 21-25 March: OFC/NFOEC – The World’s Largest Optical Communications & Networking Event, San Diego, CA, US

> 15-19 March: CAP2010: Communicating Astronomy with the Public 2010, Cape Town, ZA

> 9-10 March: Canadian Astronomy Long Range Plan Town Hall meeting, Calgary, AB, CA

> 24-26 February: SKA System Concept Design Review (by invitation only), Manchester, GB

> 16-18 February: Pathways to SKA Science in Australasia, Auckland, NZ

> 15 February: Australia & New Zealand Workshop on SKA Data and Signal Processing, Auckland, NZ

> 13-17 February: American Physical Society (APS) April meeting, Washington DC, US

> 11-12 January: European Commission: Large Scale Research Infrastructure meeting, Delhi, IN

> 6-9 January: US National Committee of URSI meeting, Boulder, CO, US

> 3-7 January: 215th American Astronomical Society (AAS) meeting, Kochi, IN


> 16-19 December: International Conference on High Performance Computing, Kochi, IN

> 9 December: Free Astronomy Public Lecture: The Square Kilometre Array, Swinburne University of Technology, AU

> 7-10 December: MWA meeting, Bangalore, IN

> 27 November: AIATSIS Symposium on Indigenous Astronomy, Canberra, AU

> 16-17 November: RadioNet-FP7 Engineering Forum Workshop: Multi Pixel Camera Receivers, Bonn, DE

> 14-20 November: Supercomputing 2009, Portland, OR, US

> 9-13 November: Marie Curie Conferences and Training Courses on SKADS: Digital Signal Processing and Beamforming Workshop, Manchester, GB

> 9-10 November: European Commission: Large Scale Research Infrastructure meeting, Beijing, CN

> 4-6 November: SKADS Conference, Chateau de Limelette, BE

> 3 November: 8th SKADS Board Meeting, Chateau de Limelette, BE

> 29-31 October: PrepSKA Work Package 2 Annual Meeting, Manchester, GB

> 29 October: Agencies SKA Group (closed) meeting, Manchester, GB

> 28 October: System Engineering Design Group, Manchester, GB

> 26-28 October: SKA Science and Engineering Committee (closed) meeting – SSEC 3, Manchester, GB

> 23 October: Power Investigation Task Force (PITF) meeting, Manchester, GB

> 19-21 October: Spanish Royal Academy of Sciences and Ramon Areces Foundation: Heirs of Galileo: Frontiers of Astronomy, Madrid, ES

> 15-16 October: ESEM 2009: 3rd International Symposium in Empirical SW Engineering and Measurement, Lake Buena Vista, FL, US

> 15-16 October: US SKA Consortium, Pasadena, CA, US

> 12-16 October: NCRA/ IUCAA /CDAC: HPC and Software Challenges in Astronomy, Pune, IN

> 14 October: IASESE 2009: 7th International Advanced School of Empirical Software Engineering, Lake Buena Vista, FL, US

> 7-8 October: Canadian SKA Program workshop, Calgary, CA

> 4-8 October: 19th Annual Astronomical Data Analysis Software & Systems (ADASS) conference, Sapporo, JP

> 28 September – 10 October: CASPER (Center for Astronomy Signal Processing and Electronics Research) Workshop, Cape Town, ZA

> 27 September – 10 October: MCCT-SKADS Workshop: Towards third generation calibration in radio astronomy, Nancay, FR

> 23-25 September: SoMeT_09: 8th International Conference on Software Methodologies Tools and Techniques, Prague, CZ

> 21-25 September: Enabling Grids for E-sciencE (EGEE) Conference 2009, Barcelona, ES

> 21 September: SKA Colloquium, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY, US

> 16-17 September: Science with SKAMP: Workshop on Widefield Spectroscopy of the Southern Radio Sky, Molonglo Observatory, AU

> 7-11 September: European Radio Interferometry School 2009, Oxford, GB

> 31 August – 4 September: RE 2009: 17th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference, Atlanta, GA, US

> 28-29 August: 3rd Extremely Large Databases Workshop, Lyon, FR

> 25-29 August: 3rd Marie Curie SKADS Training School: Towards the SKA – increasing the evolution rate in radio astronomy, Paris, FR

> 24-28 August: ESEC/FSE’09: 7th Joint Meeting of European SW Engineering Conference and ACM SIGSOFT Symposium on Foundations of SW Engineering (FSE-7), Amsterdam, NL

> 3-14 August: XXVII General Assembly of the International Astronomical Union (IAU), Rio de Janeiro, BR

> 20-24 July: 33rd Annual IEEE International Computer Software and Applications Conference, Seattle, WA, US

> 15-17 July: 19th Annual Meeting of Astronomy and Astrophysics in Portugal, Aveiro, PT

> 13-16 July: ICGSE2009: 4th IEEE International Conference on Global SW Engineering, Limerick, IE

> 9 July: Agencies SKA Group (closed) meeting, Den Haag, NL

> 8 July (pm): PrepSKA WP6 (Funding) meeting, Den Haag, NL

> 8 July (am): PrepSKA WP4 (Governance) meeting , Den Haag, NL

> 29 June – 10 July: 1st School on Multiwavelength Astronomy, Paris, FR

> 26 June: VII Symposium On Enabling Optical Networks and Sensors, Lisbon, PT

> 23-24 June: RadioNET Low Noise Measurements workshop, Gothenburg, SE

> 22-26 June: 8th International e-VLBI Workshop, Madrid, ES

> 22-25 June: TeraGrid 09, Arlington, VA, US

> 8-11 June: Astro2010: Second meeting of the Program Prioritization Panels, Pasadena, CA, US

> 8-9 June: RefsQ 09: 15th International Working Conference on Requirements Engineering: Foundation for Software Quality, Amsterdam, NL

> 7-11 June: 214th American Astronomical Society (AAS) meeting (including USSKAC Town Hall meeting on 9 June), Pasadena, CA, US

> 2-5 June: Panoramic Radio Astronomy Wide-field 1-2 GHz research on galaxy evolution, Groningen, NL

> 1-5 June: IEEE International Symposium on Antennas & Propagation and USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting, Charleston, SC, US

> 21 May: Electronics Knowledge Transfer Network: Digital Signal Processing requirements and solutions for SKA project, Oxford, GB

> 11-19 May: PROMISE 09: Predictor Models in Software Engineering, Vancouver, CA

> 16-23 May: ICSE 2009: 31st International Conference on Software Engineering, Vancouver, CA

> 16-17 May: ICSP2009: International Conference on Software Process, Vancouver, CA

> 14-15 May: US SKA Consortium meeting, Arlington, VA, US

> 14-15 May: 48th meeting of Committee on Radio Astronomy Frequencies, Paris, FR

> 29-30 April: International Engineering Advisory Committee (IEAC) review meeting, Manchester, GB

> 20-23 April: European Week of Astronomy and Space Science (JENAM 2009), Hatfield, GB

> 30 March – 2 April: Calibration and Imaging Workshop (CALIM 2009), Socorro, NM, US

> 16-27 March: MCCT Workshop: Multifield and multibeam science with SKA, Oxford, GB

> 11-13 March: Kick-off meeting of the Site Characterisation Working Group Task Force on Configurations for the SKA, Manchester, GB

> 2-5 March: Open Science Grid “All Hands Meeting”, Baton Rouge, LA, US

> 27 February (pm): Site Characterisation Working Group meeting, Cape Town, ZA

> 27 February (am): PrepSKA Board, Cape Town, ZA

> 26 February (pm): Site Characterisation Working Group meeting, Cape Town, ZA

> 26 February (pm): PrepSKA WP5 (Procurement) Workshop, Cape Town, ZA

> 26 February (am): Informal Funding Agencies Group meeting, Cape Town, ZA

> 25 February: SKA Forum 2009, Cape Town, ZA

> 23-24 February: SKA Science and Engineering Committee meeting – SSEC 2, Cape Town, ZA

> 20-22 February: Visit to SKA candidate site, Cape Town, ZA

> 18-20 February: Community Workshop on High Dynamic Range Continuum Imaging with the SKA, Cape Town, ZA

> 17 February (pm): Power Investigation Task Force meeting, Cape Town, ZA

> 10 February: Electonics Knowledge Transfer Network, �SKA � Phased Array Antennas�, Manchester, GB

> 4-8 January: AAS 213th Meeting, Long Beach, US


> 9-11 December: FPEU – ECRI 2008, Versailles, FR

> 7-14 December: 24th Texas Symposium on Relativistic Astrophysics, Vancouver, CA

> 21 November (am): Informal Funding Agencies Group meeting, Washington DC, US

> 20 November (pm): Informal Funding Agencies Group meeting, Washington DC, US

> 20 November (am): PrepSKA WP6 (Funding) Workshop, Washington DC, US

> 19 November: PrepSKA WP4 (Governance) Workshop, Washington DC, US

> 17-24 November: When the Universe Formed Stars, La Martinique Island, FR

> 17 November: U.S. SKA Consortium Meeting, Madison, US

> 11-14 November: Galaxy Evolution: Emerging Insights and Future Challenges, Austin, US

> 10-14 November: PrepSKA Work Package 2 Engineers Kick-off Meeting, Manchester, UK

> 3-7 November: Cosmic Magnetic Fields (IAU Symposium 259), Tenerife, ES

> 20-24 October: Radio Universe at Ultimate Angular Resolution, Moscow, RU

> 14-17 October: Classification and Discovery with Large Astronomical Surveys, Ringberg Castle, DE

> 23-26 September: The 9th European VLBI Network Symposium on the role of VLBI in the Golden Age for Radio Astronomy and EVN Users meeting, Bologna, IT

> 16-19 September: Astrophysics with E-LOFAR, Hamburg, DE

> 16 September: “Meet the Buyer” Event 2008, London, UK

> 15-19 September: Galaxies in Real Life and Simulations, Leiden, NL

> 14-18 April: Marie Curie SKA/SKADS conference, Bonn, Germany

> 11 April (am): PrepSKA Board meeting, Curtin University, Perth, Australia.

> 10 April (pm): PrepSKA Working Group meetings, Curtin University, Perth, Australia.

> 10 April (am): SKADS Workshop, Curtin University, Perth, Australia.

> 10 April (am): Funding Agencies Group meeting, UWA, Perth, Western Australia

> 9 April: International SKA Forum 2008 – “Tuning in on the SKA”, Perth, Australia.

> 7-9 April: Calibration and Imaging Task Force (SKA Engineering Working Group), UWA University Club, Perth, Australia.

> 7-8 April: SKA Performance-Cost Modelling team meeting, Curtin University, Perth, Australia.

> 7-8 April: SKA Science and Engineering Committee meeting (SSEC 1), UWA University Club, Perth, Australia.

> 31 March – 4 April: Deep Surveys of the Radio Universe with SKA Pathfinders, Perth, Australia.


> 10 – 12 October: 2nd SKADS Workshop and Mid Term Review Paris, France.

> 08 October: SKA Forum 2007 Manchester, UK

> 06 – 07 October: 18th meeting of the International SKA Steering Committee Manchester, UK

> 01 – 05 October: From Planets to Dark Energy: the Modern Radio Universe Manchester, UK

> 27 – 29 September: SKA2007 Inter-WG meeting Manchester, UK

> 30 July – 01 August: Simulations for the Square Kilometre Array Pushchino, Russia

> 12 – 15 June: Bursts, Pulses and Flickering: Wide-Field Monitoring of the Dynamic Radio Sky (Science Working Group Workshop) Kerastari, Greece

> 4 – 6 June: Fourth European Conference on Research Infrastructures (ECRI 2007) Hamburg, Germany

> 29 March – 05 April: Pulsar Searching and Thai-ming 2007 (SKA Workshop) Krabi, Thailand

> 28 March: Science & Technology Day San Juan, Argentina

> 26 – 31 March: 17th meeting of the International SKA Steering Committee San Juan, Argentina

> 12 – 16 March: Technical Challenges and the Science Potential of SKA Pathfinders Sydney, Australia


> 04 – 06 December: SKA Calibration and Imaging Workshop Cape Town, South Africa
– Presentations
04 – 08 September: Paris SKA + SKADS meetings at the Institut d’Astrophysiqe de Paris (IAP)
Paris SKA meetings, presentations
Paris SKADS meeting, presentations
> 28 – 30 August: ISSC 16 Dresden, GermanyView Photos
14 – 25 August: XXVIth General Assembly of the International Astronomical Union (IAU) Assembly Prague, Czech Republic
> 21 August: Long Wavelength Astrophysics Joint Discussion 12 at the IAU General Assembly
27-29 June: Next Generation Correlators for Radio Astronomy and Geodesy,
Groningen, The Netherlands See pictures…
> 10-12 April:Cosmology, galaxy formation and astro-particle physics on the pathway to the SKA, Oxford, UK, View presentations (PPT)
> 30-31 March: Workshop, Gravitational waves, radio pulsars and astrometry: Testing gravity in the next decade, University of Birmingham (UK)
> 26- 30 March : Radio Astronomy: New Instruments And Their Importance For Astrobiology – Astrobiology Science Convention 2006, Washington, USA
15 – 17 March: ISSC-15 Meeting in Socorro, New Mexico, USA
> 14 March: US SKA Technologie day, NRAO Array Operations Center, Socorro, USA – Presentations


> 31 October – 3 Novembre: SKA 2005 – SKA 2005 website – Presentations on line, Pune, India
> 4 – 5 November:14th ISSC meeting, Pune, India
> 23 – 29 October: XXVIIIth General Assembly of International Union of Radio Science (URSI), Delhi, India
29 August – 2 September : The origin and evolution of cosmic magnetism, INAF, Bologna, Italy
More information: Presentations / Photos / Proceedings
[The proceedings are now published as a special volume of Astronomical Notes(AN), Vol 327,
issue 5-6/2006]
16 – 18 AugustPulsar astronomy with the SKA – Enabling the SKA Key Science Projects :
1st announcement
2nd announcement , Sydney, Australia
>26 – 29 July : 9th Asian-Pacific Regional IAU Meeting (APRIM 2005), Bali, Indonesia
> 11 July : 4th Australian SKA simulations workshop, Sydney, Australia
>20 – 21 June: Second International Focal Plane Array Workshop, Dwingeloo, The Netherlands
22 – 24 June: The Square Kilometre Array Workshop on Wide-Field Imaging, Dwingeloo, The Netherlands
12 – 17 June:IEEE MTT-S 2005 International Microwave Symposium – WFF: Very large microwave arrays for radio astronomy and space communication, Long Beach, CA
6 – 10 June: Second Summer School in Spectrum Management for Radio Astronomy, Radionet, IUCAF, Italy
> 16 – 20 March: 13th ISSC meeting, Guiyang, China


> 3 December : European Industry day, Dwingeloo, The Netherlands.
> 18 – 22 July: SKA 2004 – Penticton meeting : Presentations, Program – Penticton, Canada
> 16 – 18 July: Workshop on Mitigation of Radio Frequency Interference in Radio Astronomy (RFI2004), Penticton, Canada
> 18 – 21 May: Berlin symposium Presentations, posters – Berlin, Germany
> 18 – 21 May:Symposium, “Exploring the Cosmic Forntier: Astrophysical Instruments for the 21st century” – Berlin, Germany


>27 July -2 August: International SKA Conference 2003, Geraldton, Australia
> 1 January: Appointment of first International Project Director for the SKA

> 7 November: The Scientific Promise of the SKA, Oxford, UK
> 13-15 August: International SKA Conference, Groningen, Netherlands
> 14-18 January: New Frontiers in Astrophysics: Square Kilometre Array , Bologna


> 11-12 December: Workshop: High Resolution Options for the SKA, Bonn
> 9-12 July:The SKA: Defining the Future, Berkeley, California


> 10 August : Signing of the Memorandum of Understanding to form the International SKA Steering Committee, IAU General Assembly, Manchester,
> 3-5 August: Technology Pathways to the Square Kilometre Array, Jodrell Bank
> February 1: Australian SKA Workshop on Array Configuration Design


> 29 June: Astronomers Seek Fresh Air , International Herald Tribune
> April :
Technologies for Large Antenna Arrays , Dwingeloo, The Netherlands
> April:
Scientific Imperatives at cm and metre Wavelengths , Amsterdam, The Netherlands


> July : The International SKA Science Meeting , Calgary, Canada
>Australian Broadcasting Corporation Story: The One-Square Kilometre Telescope


> December: The 1kT Technical Workshop, Sydney, Australia

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