[ASA] (updated) 3rd Announcement - Exploring the Unknown with Radio Surveys: A Celebration of the Career of Ray Norris

Nicholas Seymour 262866J at curtin.edu.au
Wed Mar 8 15:44:47 AEDT 2023

Exploring the Unknown with Radio Surveys: A Celebration of the Career of Ray Norris
15-17 May 2023, Uluru
3rd Announcement
https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/MpxdCANpgjC9DxKwXCGPVr8?domain=atnf.csiro.au <https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/MpxdCANpgjC9DxKwXCGPVr8?domain=atnf.csiro.au/>
Dear friends and colleagues, 

We would like to remind you of our invitation to attend `Exploring the Unknown with Radio Surveys: A Celebration of the Career of Ray Norris’ to be held on 15-17 May 2023, at Uluru (NT, Australia). Please note the deadline for accommodation at the discounted rate has been extended to 14th March (subject to availability). This is the same date as the deadline for in-person registration and abstract submission. For more details see the website above or contact the organisers at rayfest2023 at gmail.com <mailto:rayfest2023 at gmail.com>.

This scientific conference will be held to celebrate the career of Prof Ray Norris.  Ray moved to Australia to help build and commission the CSIRO Australia Telescope Compact Array and in the last 40 years has had a huge impact on Australian radio astronomy as well as Indigenous and Cultural astronomy. While this conference will include some reflections on Ray’s career it will very much be a scientific conference based around the following themes:
History and Future of Large Australian radio surveys
Active Galactic Nuclei and Galaxy Evolution
Machine learning, big data and citizen science
Indigenous and Cultural Astronomy 
Invited Speakers (Confirmed)
Michael Ghillar Anderson (Euahlayi and Gamilaraay Nations) 
Phil Diamond (SKAO)
Ron Ekers (CSIRO)
Duane Hamacher (UMel)
Phil Appleton (Caltech/IPAC)
Nick Seymour (ICRAR/Curtin)
Enno Middleberg (Deutsche Bahn)
Ivy Wong (CSIRO)
Minh Huynh (CSIRO) 
Grazia Umana (INAF)
Bärbel Koribalski (CSIRO)
Clive Ruggles (University of Leicester)
Tessa Vernstrom (UWA)
Tanya Hill (Museums Victoria)

There will be a dedicated Cultural and Indigenous Astronomy session, with scholars and elders from across Australia invited as keynote speakers. Attendees will learn about Indigenous astronomy, increasing their appreciation of Cultural  and Indigenous science.
This occasion will also be a chance to showcase the latest results and plans for Australian SKA Pathfinder (ASKAP) surveys as well as the related areas of Machine Learning and Citizen Science which will help astronomers maximise the science return from ASKAP and other SKA precursors. 

The conference will be hybrid to allow all those who are keen to participate to attend. The in person attendees will benefit from a scientifically focused, but culturally broad conference. Furthermore, we encourage the presentations from and the attendance of ECRs and MCRs both in person and remotely.

The organisers of this conference are committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. Please see the website for code of conduct and our SARS-COV-19 mitigation strategy. 


The SOC 

Minh Huynh (co-chair)
Nick Seymour (co-chair)
Andrew Hopkins
Isabella Prandoni
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