[ASA] ATUC Science Day and Open Meeting

John O'Byrne john.obyrne at sydney.edu.au
Sun Oct 13 18:30:17 AEDT 2013

Dear Users of the Australia Telescope National Facility,

The Australia Telescope Users Committee (ATUC) meet regularly to discuss
issues that affect users of the ATNF. The next ATUC meeting is to be held
at the ATNF headquarters in Marsfield on the 5th and 6th December, 2013.
Exact meeting times will be posted on the ATUC webpages a week or two
before the meeting.

At the Science Day, to be held at the CASS/ATNF Marsfield Headquarters on 4 
December, there will be a discussion of priorities for next generation 
receiver development for the Parkes Telescope.  Three teams will present 
scientific drivers and discuss technical requirements for :
- A low frequency, broadband receiver
- A high frequency, broadband receiver package
- A Phased Array Feed, wide field receiver for 20-cm spectroscopy

On the morning of the 5th, an Open Session will be held that consists of
reports and updates on the various aspects of ATNF operations. All users
are welcome to attend the Open Session which usually goes to mid afternoon.
An agenda for the Open Session will be made available on the ATUC web page.
In the afternoon and on the 6th, ATUC hold a Closed Session, during which a 
report to the ATNF Director is drafted.

If you, as a user (or potential user) of the ATNF, are aware of any issues
that need to be raised at the next ATUC meeting, would like to present
a short topic for discussion, or would like to offer praise for the many
ATNF achievements, please contact any member of ATUC over the next 
few weeks. 

Information on ATUC and how to contact its members can be found at:

http://www.atnf.csiro.au/management/atuc (ATUC reports, responses, online 
feedback form)

Regular ATUC summaries are in the ATNF newsletter



Nick Seymour (for)
John Dickey
ATUC Chair

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