Square Kilometre Array: Towards Construction

Lead Research Organisation: University of Manchester
Department Name: Physics and Astronomy

Abstract

The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) will be the world's largest, most sensitive radio telescope and will deliver transformational science. It will address fundamental unanswered questions about our Universe including how the first stars and galaxies formed after the big bang, how dark energy is accelerating the expansion of the Universe, the role of magnetism in the cosmos, the nature of gravity, and the search for life beyond Earth. The SKA is a global project, currently with 12 full members. The observatory will be sited in three countries and continents with the headquarters in the UK and two telescope sites one in South Africa and the other in Western Australia.

The UK has been heavily involved in the design work for the telescope, leading several key areas. We now seek to capitalize on this leadership by positioning the UK to win contracts during SKA construction, particularly in the areas of software development, consultancy and support for hardware systems delivery, and also to continue participation in the development of Regional Centres and thereby to maintain the leadership position we have established so that future participation in the Advanced Instrumentation Programme and future directions of the instrument will be maintained.

The UK has successfully led two of the SKA international design consortia, Science Data Processing (SDP) and Signal and Data Transport (SaDT). In addition, UK teams have led the design of the Non-Imaging Processor (NIP), the core sub-system for Pulsar science; Observation Management (OM), part of the Telescope Manager; the Band 5 (4.6-15.4 GHz) feed package for SKA1-MID; and the log-periodic antennas (SKALA4) and beamformer digital system for SKA1-Low.

The focus of this application is therefore to maximise the UK role and return in the construction phase of the SKA and to help ensure the best possible facility for the UK community. To achieve this objective we propose a programme of work in those areas we have already established leadership. In addition to the technical deliverables the programme also needs to: ensure we retain the expertise and skills developed during the pre-construction period and interest from UK industry in preparation for construction; work with industry partners and international partners to prepare to respond to tenders for construction work when they become available; establish a UK SKA project office bringing together and strengthening policy and engineering activity.

Planned Impact

The SKA is a major new global astronomy facility. It will be operated as an observatory with time awarded via competitive application for observing time. At the same time, the SKA project is a major technical challenge especially within the area of High-performance computing, "Big Data" technologies and energy efficient computing.

The output of the work to be supported by the application will be to support a programme of work to prepare the UK for construction. The delivery of the SKA itself will benefit the full academic astronomy community within the partner countries and more widely. In addition the key science goals for the instrument are at the core of modern cosmology and physics and the results will have significant impact beyond the astronomical community both within scientific community more widely but also to Society via our better understanding of the Universe and fundamental physics. The continued UK leadership in key areas will ensure the UK astronomical community is ideally placed to maximise return from the SKA when operational.

The proposed work will also have a much wider impact. Most critically the UK, as the global host, has committed £100m to the construction phase. Ensuring the maximal possible return to UK through contracts exceeding the level of the UK's fair work return is critical. The proposed programme of work is designed to maximise the UKs opportunities for winning construction contracts.

The SKA is widely recognised as the next BigData challenge within science. As such the required design is pushing the boundaries of those technologies needed to process, analyse and store streaming data. These technologies are critical to the SKA, but are also of wide and general applicability across a broad range of market sectors from standard Data Centres to the analysis and management of data from sensor networks such as those associated with Smart Cities. Via collaboration with major industry partners in the ICT sector and the targeted contracts to be managed as part of this work, the design work has resulted in an innovative software architecture. As part of the proposed work here this design will be progressed to a substantive early demonstrator of these technologies. The UK leadership in technology areas from Signal transport, through low-noise receivers and the low-frequency aperture arrays all generate not only significant opportunity for construction contracts but additional IP.

1. IP will be developed via this work either jointly or within the industry partners. The IP arrangements in place enable industry partners to exploit this IP while retaining necessary rites for the delivery of the SKA. If the IP is jointly developed appropriate sharing of the results of the impact will be put in place following standard procedures.
2. The SKA design work will provide a focus for some industry partners to develop modified or new products and services which will have wider impact.
3. Direct funding of design work will be undertaken as part of this work. Exploitation of IP derived in this way will be determined by the contractual arrangements with those companies winning competitive tenders while ensuring the delivery of the SKA design according to the SKA IP policy.
 
Description RAAIR
Amount £3,000,000 (GBP)
Organisation No.38 Research Institute of CETC (CETC38) 
Sector Private
Country China
Start 03/2019 
End 09/2020
 
Description ADVA 
Organisation ADVA Optical Networking
Country Germany 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Work on SKA optical networks
Collaborator Contribution Work on SKA optical networks
Impact Ongoing technical updates
Start Year 2013
 
Description ADVA 
Organisation ADVA Optical Networking
Country Germany 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Work on SKA optical networks
Collaborator Contribution Work on SKA optical networks
Impact Ongoing technical updates
Start Year 2013
 
Description Nokia 
Organisation Nokia
Country Global 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Work on SKA optical networks
Collaborator Contribution Work on SKA optical networks
Impact Ongoing technical updates
Start Year 2013
 
Description Particle Shower Detector 
Organisation Curtin University
Country Australia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We have developed a particle shower detector to be incorporated with the SKA1-LOW telescope. They would act as a trigger for dumping the transient buffer data from the SKALA antennas to allow investigation of cosmic ray induced particle showers. We have won a contract for University of Manchester from Curtin University as part of a successful application for an ARC LIEF award to deliver 8 particle-detector units which will be deployed with the MWA telescope.
Collaborator Contribution Curtin Univerisity are one of the major partners in the MWA telescope which will detect the radio signals associated with a cosmic ray event when triggered by a detection from the particle shower detectors.
Impact LIEF ARC Grant awarded
Start Year 2020
 
Description SAFe work - UoM-SKA (MCCS) 
Organisation Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
Country Australia 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Ralph Braddock (UoM) Starting in March 2020 I will be starting to collaborate with people at CSIRO and STFC working on the development of demonstration software for the Monitor, Control and Calibration Sub-system for the low telescope (MCCS). Part of SAFe work ongoing with SKA
Collaborator Contribution As above
Impact N/A at time of entry
Start Year 2020
 
Description SAFe work - UoM-SKA (STFC) 
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Ralph Braddock (UoM) Restarted working with Geoff Mant from STFC to develop a minimum viable product to demonstrate the feasibility of the SAT.LMC software system.
Collaborator Contribution As above
Impact Ongoing delivery of SAFe tasks (UoM-SKA)
Start Year 2019
 
Description UoM-SKK (SKA Timescale) 
Organisation SKK Electronics
Country Italy 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution New industry partner SKK Electronics (Italy) commissioned SKK to manufacture a 'state of the art' phase micro-stepper for the SKA Timescale prototype.
Collaborator Contribution As above.
Impact Ongoing work.
Start Year 2020
 
Description SKA Programme Increment 7 Planning Event led by the SKA Organisation 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact SKA Programme Increment 7 Planning Event led by the SKA Organisation 1st June to 5th June 2020
Mike Pearson
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description "The Square Kilometre Array Telescope: Engineering to reveal Cosmic Origins", Faraday Institute seminar, Cambridge 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Prof Althea Wilkinson
"The Square Kilometre Array Telescope: Engineering to reveal Cosmic Origins" seminar
on 29th October 2019
Faraday Institute in Cambridge
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description 3rd 21cm Global Workshop 
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Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 3rd 21cm Global Workshop
October 2020
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://sites.google.com/view/third21cmglobalworkshop/
 
Description ADVA Innovation Day 
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Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact ADVA Innovation Day, 18th Feb 2021, network equipment webinar (remote).

ECOC, 7-9 Dec 2020, optical fibre conference (remote)
Richard Oberland
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description AENEAS meeting (Lyon, France) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Prof Keith Grainge -
"SRCs - Science Requirements for Cosmology", 27 June 2019, AENEAS meeting in Lyons
~20 people attended
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description ALMA Development Studies meeting (Garching) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Prof Keith Grange -
"Signal and Data Transport for the SKA", ALMA Development Studies Meeting 2019, Garching, 5th June 2019
~80 people attended
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Astronomical Instrument Development meeting (DIAS) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Prof Keith Grainge -
"Phased Array Feeds", Astronomical Instrument Development meeting, DIAS, 2nd September 2019
~30 people attended
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Bluedot festival 2019 
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Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Bluedot science, music, arts festival held at Jodrell Bank
July 2019 approx 35000 capacity
Prof Keith Graunge - "The Square Kilometre Array - the future of radio astronomy", 21 July 2019, Bluedot talk at Jodrell Bank, ~1300 people attended
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Data Centre World Conference, (London) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact UMan attendance
'Data Centre World Conference', Excel London
12-13 March 2019
- Visiting industry stands and attending workshop talks
Richard Oberland
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Digital Skills Partnership 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Prof Keith Grainge
Discussion panel participation
Digital Skills Partnership Launch, Wednesday 15th May at Jodrell Bank
~40 people attended
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Festival of Tomorrow 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Hilary Kaye
Festival of Tomorrow 19-20 February 2021 - virtual public engagement event, attended to help with SKA exhibitor stand
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description History of the SKA Conference (SKA HQ, Jodrell Bank) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact UMan attendance and contribution
'History of the SKA Conference', SKA HQ, Jodrell Bank
3-5 April 2019
Prof Richard Schillizi (organiser/founder)
Prof Keith Grainge (contribution)
Richard Oberland
Michelle Hussey (contribution/LOC)
Prof Althea Wilkinson (contribution)
Prof Peter Wilkinson (contribution)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Intel - Dive into the Datacentric Portfolio, Webinar on Intel processor technology roadmap given by Intel 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Intel - Dive into the Datacentric Portfolio, Webinar on Intel processor technology roadmap given by Intel on 2nd September 2020
Mike Pearson
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Introduction to Strategic Export Control and Licences Webinar 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Introduction to Strategic Export Control and Licences Webinar, UK Department of International Trade 16th July 2020
Mike Pearson
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description JBCA Internal Symposium 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Prof Keith Grainge -
"The SKA Group", JBCA internal symposium, 2 November 2019
~ 130 people attended
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description MOST S&T Fund supervision service centre meeting (Jodrell Bank) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Prof Keith Grainge -
"Performance Evaluation and Project Fund Management", Meeting with MOST S&T Fund supervision service centre, Jodrell Bank, 15th October 2019
presentation to 3 members of MOST
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description MeerKAT Intensity Mapping meeting (Cape Town, ZA) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Prof Keith Grainge -
Attended MeerKAT Intensity Mapping meeting in Cape Town, 2-6 March 2020
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Mid-Frequency Aperture Array Meeting (Malta) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Prof Keith Grainge -
"Science Case for MFAA", Mid-Frequency Aperture Array Meeting, Malta, 20 May 2019
~ 20 people attended
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description North Western OR Group (Manchester) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Prof Keith Grainge -
"Big data in radio astronomy", North Western OR Group, Manchester, 13th February 2020
~30 people attended
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description PAF Workshop (Bonn, Germany) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Prof Keith Grainge -
Attended PAF Workshop 2019 in Bonn, 16-18 September, 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description PI#6 planning meeting, February 2020 (Perth, Australia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact UMan attendance (and contractors) - mixture of remote and travel attendees (majority remote)
SKA PI#6 planning meeting
Monday 24 February to Thursday 27 February
Perth, Australia
Mike Pearson (PSS)
Ben Stappers (PSS)
Lina Levin Preston (PSS)
Mitch Mickaliger (PSS)
Ben Shaw (PSS)
Atul Ghulame (PSS)
Ralph Braddock (Planning with Team Buttons for following 3 months of development work)
Geoff Mant (Planning with Team Buttons for following 3 months of development work)
Richard Oberland (Networks)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description PIERS 2019 (Rome) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Prof Keith Grainge -
"The PHAROS2 project", PIERS 2019, Rome, 19th June 2019
~30 people attended
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Presentation on "Dark Matter Interactions" Prof. Tracy Slatyer, MIT 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation on "Dark Matter Interactions" Prof. Tracy Slatyer, MIT 3rd February 2021
Mike Pearson
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Presentation on "Deep Learning Approaches to Radio-astronomy" Prof. Anna Scaife University of Manchester 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation on "Deep Learning Approaches to Radio-astronomy" Prof. Anna Scaife University of Manchester 17th February 2021

Mike Pearson
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description RadioNet Workshop on Future Trends in Radio Astronomy Instrumentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact RadioNet Workshop on Future Trends in Radio Astronomy Instrumentation, September 2020, ~100 people attended
Prof Keith Grainge
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://events.mpifr-bonn.mpg.de/indico/event/154/
 
Description Resilient Time for the Future for Telecoms Webinar, led by the UK National Physical Laboratory 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Resilient Time for the Future for Telecoms Webinar, led by the UK National Physical Laboratory 30 September 2020
Mike Pearson
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Royal Astronomical Society (Friends of meeting) London 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Prof Keith Grainge -
"The Square Kilometre Array: the radio telescope of the XXI century", Friends of the RAS meeting, Royal Astronomical Society, London, 2nd October 2019
~40 people attended
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description SKA Cosmology Science Working Group (Paris) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Prof Keith Grainge -
"Cosmology SWG - General Discussion", 24 January 2020, Paris, SKA Cosmology Science Working Group meeting
~ 30 people attended
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description SKA Cosmology Science Working Group virtual conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact SKA Cosmology Science Working Group virtual conference, January 2021, ~40 people attended
Prof Keith Grainge
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description SKA PI#3 planning meeting June 2019 (Pune, India) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact UMan attendance (and contractors) - mixture of remote and travel attendees (majority remote)
SKA PI#3 planning meeting
Monday 3 June - Friday 7 June 2019
Pune, India
Mike Pearson (PSS)
Ben Stappers (PSS)
Lina Levin Preston (PSS)
Mitch Mickaliger (PSS)
Ben Shaw (PSS)
Atul Ghulame (PSS)
Ralph Braddock (Planning with Team Buttons for following 3 months of development work)
Geoff Mant (Planning with Team Buttons for following 3 months of development work)
Richard Oberland (Networks)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description SKA PI#4 planning meeting, September 2019 (SKA HQ, Jodrell Bank) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact UMan attendance (and contractors) - mixture of remote and travel attendees (majority remote)
SKA PI#4 planning meeting
Monday 2 September - Friday 6 September 2019
SKA HQ, Jodrell Bank
Mike Pearson (PSS)
Ben Stappers (PSS)
Lina Levin Preston (PSS)
Mitch Mickaliger (PSS)
Ben Shaw (PSS)
Atul Ghulame (PSS)
Ralph Braddock (Planning with Team Buttons for following 3 months of development work)
Geoff Mant (Planning with Team Buttons for following 3 months of development work)
Richard Oberland (Networks)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description SKA PI#5 planning meeting, December 2019 (Jodrell Bank) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact UMan attendance (and contractors) - mixture of remote and travel attendees (majority remote)
SKA PI#5 planning meeting
Monday 2 December - Friday 6 December
SKA HQ, Jodrell Bank
Mike Pearson (PSS)
Ben Stappers (PSS)
Lina Levin Preston (PSS)
Mitch Mickaliger (PSS)
Ben Shaw (PSS)
Atul Ghulame (PSS)
Ralph Braddock (Planning with Team Buttons for following 3 months of development work)
Geoff Mant (Planning with Team Buttons for following 3 months of development work)
Richard Oberland (Networks)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description SKA Programme Increment 6 Innovation Event led by the SKA Organisation 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact SKA Programme Increment 6 Innovation Event led by the SKA Organisation 26th May to 29th May 2020
Mike Pearson
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description SKA Programme Increment 8 Innovation Event led by the SKA Organisation 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact SKA Programme Increment 8 Innovation Event led by the SKA Organisation 24th to 26th November 2020
Mike Pearson
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description SKA Programme Increment 8 Planning Event led by the SKA Organisation 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact SKA Programme Increment 8 Planning Event led by the SKA Organisation 1st September to 4th September 2020
Mike Pearson
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description SKA Programme Increment 9 Planning Event led by the SKA Organisation 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact SKA Programme Increment 9 Planning Event led by the SKA Organisation 1st to 5th December 2020
Mike Pearson
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description SKA Pulsar Search Pipeline C++ Masterclass given by University of Oxford 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact SKA Pulsar Search Pipeline C++ Masterclass given by University of Oxford 27th November 2020
Mike Pearson
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description SKA Science Conference (Manchester) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Prof Keith Grainge -
"PAFs for SKA", Continuum SWG at 2019 SKA Science Conference, Manchester, 12th April 2019
~30 people attended
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description SKA Scrum Masters Community of Practice Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact SKA Scrum Masters Community of Practice Meeting 19 November 2020
Mike Pearson
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description SKA Scrum of Scrums Community of Practice meeting led by the SKA Organisation 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact SKA Scrum of Scrums Community of Practice meeting led by the SKA Organisation 3rd February 2021
Mike Pearson
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description SKA meeting (Shanghai) "Concluding our past, realising our future" 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact UMan attendance
2019 SKA Shanghai meeting, "Concluding our past, realising our future"
25-28 November 2019
Prof Keith Grainge
Michelle Hussey
Richard Oberland
Althea Wilkinson
Ralph Braddock
Mike Pearson
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description STFC Introductory Course in Astronomy (Kent) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Prof Keith Grainge -
"The Square Kilometre Array: the radio telescope of the XXI century", STFC Introductory Course in Astronomy, University of Kent, 30th August 2019
~ 60 people attended
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Seminar on MeerKAT Early Results Dr. Fernando Camilo 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Seminar on MeerKAT Early Results Dr. Fernando Camilo 9th December 2020
Mike Pearson
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description UK SKA Science virtual meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact UK SKA Science virtual meeting, March 2021, ~100 people attended
Prof Keith Grainge
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description UK SKA Town Hall meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact UK SKA Town Hall meeting 2 March 2021 - virtual science meeting, attendee
Hilary Kaye
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Workshop on HI Intensity Mapping with MeerKAT 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Workshop on HI Intensity Mapping with MeerKAT, Cape Town, South Africa, March 2020, ~20 people attended
Prof Keith Grainge
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Workshop on White Rabbit timing solution 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Workshop on White Rabbit timing solution, SKAO, Jodrell Bank, March 2020, ~20 people attended
Prof Keith Grainge
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Xiamen University delegation visit (Jodrell Bank) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Prof Keith Grainge -
"Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics", presentation to delegation from Xiamen University, 22 October 2019
4 delegates from Xiamen University
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019