[ASA] Chinese-Australian Collaboration on AST3 Exoplanets, Host-stars and Solar System

Chris Tinney c.tinney at unsw.edu.au
Tue Oct 23 08:05:42 AEDT 2012

Dear colleagues,

At a ceremony in Beijing  on the 25th August 2012, Astronomy 
Australia Limited signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) 
regarding Antarctic Astronomy with the Division for Basic Research of the 
Chinese Academy of Sciences.

The MoU addresses collaboration between Chinese and Australian 
astronomers in key areas of mutual scientific interest, using data 
from the Chinese-led Antarctic Schmidt Telescopes (AST3) project 
and support observations from Australian facilities. The key 
science areas identified in the MoU 
(http://astronomyaustralia.org.au/AChAMoUNews.html) are:

• Supernova physics;
• The discovery and characterisation of solar system 
    objects and exo-planets and their parent stars;
• Stellar structure and evolution;
• The physics of the dynamic extragalactic Universe.

Chris Tinney (UNSW) and Zhou Jilin (Nanjing University)
have been identified as co-ordinators for the "Exoplanet
and Solar System" theme and this email seeks to invite interested
parties to join a Chinese-Australian working group in
developing a science plan, forming collaborations and
carrying out science using AST3 data in these areas.

Please see also http://www.phys.unsw.edu.au/~cgt/cgt/AST3_Exoplanets.html

If you are interested, please contact us and 
let us know how you'd like to get involved.


Chris Tinney (c.tinney at unsw.edu.au)
Zhou Jilin (zhoujl at nju.edu.cn)

Prof Chris Tinney,  Professorial Fellow.    (c.tinney at unsw.edu.au)
Dept of Astrophysics, UNSW. +61 2 93855168  www.phys.unsw.edu.au/~cgt

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