Events

SKA South Africa participates in a number of events and outreach activities.

2017 SKA Engineering Meeting

12 to 16 June 2017
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
The 2017 SKA Engineering Meeting will provide a global overview of the status, progress and way forward for the project in terms of science, governance, engineering and management. The aim of the meeting is to ensure that the project is clearly focused on the issues related with completing the work required for CDRs; it will ensure these are identified and that ownership is clear. Part of the meeting will be devoted to Consortia presentations on the status of design and progress in each of the work-packages, which will include the status of their progress towards Construction. The Consortia will present their composition and approach, along with issues and options for further cost management. Find out more

Big Data in Astronomy: A Potential Tool For Social Innovation (BArIStA) workshop

7 to 12 August 2017
Flic en Flac, Mauritius
This international Joint Exchange Development Initiative (JEDI) workshop is partially funded by the task force on Astronomy for Universities and Research (TF1) of the Office of Astronomy for Development (OAD) of the International Astronomical Union (IAU). Please note that there will be a communication workshop organised by SKA SA after the BArIStA workshop. Find out more

Astroinformatics 2017

7 to 10 November 2017
Cape Town, South Africa
Astroinformatics 2017 builds on the successful series of meetings devoted to the growing challenge of scientific exploitation of massive and complex data sets from major observational projects at radio, optical and infrared wavelength, and from associated large-scale simulations. The meeting will continue the tradition to bring together astronomers, data scientists, statisticians, computers scientists, companies and policy makers to stimulate a cross-disciplinary exchange in this rapidly advancing field of research. Find out more

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