Two days of the event will include a program of invited presentations and discussions focused on the main theme:
State-of-the-art facilities: What science can you do with them and how?
Our speakers will cover a range of topics, including new and upcoming optical and radio telescopes, proposal writing, data analysis, research funding and the use of supercomputers, providing participants with new skills and knowledge to add to their research toolkits.
The event also offers opportunities to network with peers and learn from experienced speakers in an informal atmosphere.
Confirmed speakers and talk topics:
An overview of Australian and International radio telescope facilities, such as the SKA, Parkes and MeerKAT including a brief introduction to radio astronomy.
An overview of research funding landscapes in Australia, strategies for successful funding, challenges and limitations when seeking funding.
An overview of the ESO facilities, discussing some of the key science results, current limitations and future developments, etc.
An overview of Australian optical telescope facilities, such as the instruments available at the Siding Spring observatory (SSO), telescope facilities at Mt Stromlo Observatory, among others.
In this workshop we will derive Bayes Theorem from a simple example, then apply it to some mock data using MCMC.
Title: An overview of the benefits and risks associated with making infrared observations from planes, balloons and satellites
Abstract: What’s it like to observe the Universe from 40,000 feet? I had the privilege of flying a series of missions on NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory For Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA), a modified Boeing 747 with a 2.5 metre telescope in the rear. In this talk I’ll outline the rewards and challenges of doing astronomy from the air.
An overview of accessing, using and coding for supercomputers.
Two types of ticket are available:
HWSA Attendance + Accommodation: $650
HWSA Attendance without accommodation: $450
Both ticket types have all meals included. Those taking option 2 will need to organise their own accommodation.
Due to the anticipated number of attendees we will have shared accommodation with 2 people per cabin for ticket option 1. We are aiming to have people share with someone they know or are comfortable with. If you have any questions about this, please contact Tania Ahmed at firstname.lastname@example.org
If there is someone you would like to share with, please nominate them in the registration form, otherwise please email Tania Ahmed at email@example.com before Friday June 9th 2023 to nominate a roommate. If you do not nominate someone or the person you nominate does not register to attend the HWSA before Friday June 9th 2023 we will allocate you a different roommate.
If we need to allocate you a roommate, we will advise you who you will be sharing with from Friday June 9th 2023. If you do not agree with the choice please email Tania Ahmed firstname.lastname@example.org and we can discuss alternative options.