This week, there is the "Path to SKA-low Workshop". SKA is the Square Kilometre Array (see our two previous articles: LINK1, LINK2), and this important meeting focuses on the aperture arrays that will be used in this up-coming radio telescope.
As part of the SKA's Aperture Array Verification Programme (AAVP), there will be reports on the latest science and system results from low-frequency pathfinders (LOFAR, MWA, KAIRA, etc.), discussions on the major system design challenges, and progress reports on the crucial technologies and techniques. Not only will KAIRA be contributing its experience to the discussions, but we hope to learn some important lessons to assist with the EISCAT_3D project.
The workshop is being hosted by the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR), Perth, Western Australia from the 6th to 9th September, 2011.