Australian SKA Office
The Australian SKA Office (ASKAO) coordinates the government’s national and international involvement in the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project. Led by the Australian SKA Project Director, David Luchetti, the ASKAO ensures the SKA will deliver maximum, lasting value to the Australian public and research sector by:
- coordinating Australia’s involvement in the SKA project through the Australia-New Zealand SKA Coordination Committee (ANZSCC) and the SKA Project Board of Directors
- engaging with Australasian industry through the Australasian SKA Industry Cluster
- engaging with the Australian science community through the ANZSCC Science Advisory Committee on key science issues affecting the project
- working with communities near the site and SKA stakeholders on site preparation matters
- providing opportunities to contribute to the design and development of the SKA through the SKA Fellowships Programme
- delivering public awareness activities such as the Shared Sky exhibition of indigenous artworks from remote communities near the SKA sites in Australia and South Africa
- The Joint Standing Committee on Treaties ratified the Convention establishing the Square Kilometre Array Observatory. Read the Australian Government response.
- The global SKA Organisation, based in the United Kingdom oversees the project design, construction and operation.
- The SKA Organisation exhibits the Shared Sky artworks internationally.
- Read SKA project news.
Connect with us
- Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @SKA_Australia
- Subscribe to our Astronomy in Australia Newsletter from Astronomer-at-large Fred Watson
- Join the Australasian Square Kilometre Array Industry Cluster for project updates, networking and other opportunities.
Last updated: 12 November 2020
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