Ian Heywood (CSIRO): ASKAP Commissioning and Early Science

Seminar | February 13 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 131 Campbell Hall

 Ian Heywood, CSIRO

 Radio Astronomy Lab

The Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) is a 36-dish radio interferometer located in Western Australia. ASKAP is a fast survey telescope with novel phased array feed receivers that allow 36 simultaneous beams, resulting in an instantaneous field of view of 30 square degrees. An Early Science program using 12 dishes began in late 2016, in parallel to on-going commissioning and roll-out of the full array. In this talk I will provide an overview of the telescope and present some of the early science results.