ATNF VSOP-2 workshop

Friday 9th March, 2007

A workshop on the VSOP-2 project was held at ATNF headquarters in Epping, Sydney, on Friday 9th March 2007. VSOP-2 is a next generation space VLBI project, lead by the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science of the Japan Aerospace Exploraton Agency. VSOP-2 will yield gains of an order of magnitude in angular resolution and sensitivity over the VSOP project, with observation bands at 8GHz, 22GHz and 43GHz. The workshop reviewed the current status and future plans of the VSOP-2 project, and consider southern hemisphere contributions to the project. The program was
VSOP-2 meeting
Friday, 9th March, New Lecture Theatre at ATNF Marsfield.

Morning session (Chair: Edwards)
10:00    Opening remarks and presentation from ISAS to ATNF
10:20    VSOP-2 overview                        -- Hirabayashi
10:50    LBA status                             -- Tzioumis
11:10    VSOP-2 continuum science goals         -- Kameno
11:30    ATCA 7mm receivers                     -- Moorey
11:50    eVLBI                                  -- Phillips
12:10    Lunch

Afternoon session (Chair: Lovell)
13:00    Hobart/Ceduna                          -- Ellingsen
13:15    AuScope (NCRIS/Geoscience)             -- Dickey
13:30    VSOP-2 spectral line science           -- Imai
13:45    Swinburne correlator                   -- Deller
14:00    Tidbinbilla                            -- Horiuchi
14:15    New Zealand                            -- Gulyaev
14:30    Coffee
15:00    ATCA/Mopra                             -- Edwards
15:15    VSOP-2 phase referencing               -- Mochizuki
15:30    AT20G                                  -- Ricci
15:45    VSOP-2 & RadioAstron: Acting Together? -- Tsarevsky 
         (see "The Ultimate Radio Resolution") 
16:00    ISS & the most compact sources         -- Jauncey
16:15    Open discussion

Last changed on: 07-May-2007
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