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ANZSCC Science Advisory Committee

The Australia-New Zealand SKA Coordination Committee (ANZSCC) Science Advisory Committee (SAC) supports the delivery of Square Kilometre Array project.


  • provides scientific advice to the ANZSCC
  • provides advice that supports the delivery and protection of the Australian SKA site
  • contributes to the project’s design and implementation

The SAC meets at least 3 times each year.

Read about the roles and responsibilities in the SAC Terms of Reference [120KB PDF] [17KB DOCX]

SAC membership

The SAC members have diverse radio astronomy and science backgrounds.

Dr Phil Edwards (Chair)

Head of Science Operations

CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science

Professor Elaine Sadler FAA

ATNF Chief Scientist

CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science

Professor Naomi McClure-Griffiths

Professor of Astronomy

The Australian National University

Dr Cathryn Trott

Associate Professor of Radio Astronomy

Curtin University

Professor Lister Staveley-Smith

Science Director

International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research

The University of Western Australia

Dr Willem van Straten

Associate Professor, Institute for Radio Astronomy and Space Research

Auckland University of Technology

Regular attendees

Dr Douglas Bock

Australia’s science representative on the SKA Organisation Board

Director, CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science

David Luchetti

Australian SKA Project Director

Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources

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Last updated: 8 December 2020

Content ID: 46071