Workshop: Embarking on a journey towards discovering the unknown with the SKA
Portugal will be one of the founding Members of the Square Kilometre Array Observatory (SKAO) and the Portuguese Space Agency is promoting a workshop dedicated to the world's largest radio telescope that will be created to explore the Universe. Register Now!
In the context of the ratification of the Convention for the Establishment of the Square Kilometre Array Observatory (SKAO) by the Portuguese Parliament, the President of Portugal Space, Ricardo Conde, is pleased to invite you to attend to the workshop Embarking on a journey towards discovering the unknown with the SKA, a virtually event that will take place on December 11th at 11h00 (GMT).
For the first time in history, Portugal is a founding member of a worldwide scientific organisation, the Square Kilometre Array Observatory that will build and operate the SKA telescopes, transformational instruments that promise to revolutionise our understanding of the universe.
The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project is an international effort to build the world’s largest radio telescope, with over one million square metres of collecting area. As one of the largest scientific endeavours in history, the SKA will bring together a wealth of the world’s finest scientists, engineers and policy makers to bring the project to fruition. South Africa and Australia were chosen as co-hosting locations for many scientific and technical reasons, from the atmospherics above the sites, through to the radio quietness, which comes from being some of the most remote locations on Earth.
Portugal is one of the seven countries that signed the Convention for the Establishment of the Square Kilometre Array Observatory along with Australia, China, Italy, the Netherlands, South Africa, and the United Kingdom. Now the Portuguese Parliament has approved the ratification of the document,
To register the moment, Portugal Space, in partnership with SKAO and Engage SKA, will hold the workshop Embarking on a journey towards discovering the unknown with the SKA, that will be attended by the Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education, Prof. Manuel Heitor, the Director-General of SKAO, Prof. Philip Diamond, and the President of Portugal Space.
11:00 | Open remarks
Ricardo Conde, Portugal Space
11:10 | Round table
Rodrigo Pascoal, Critical Software (TBC)
Domingos Barbosa, ENGAGE SKA, Instituto de Telecomunicações
Sónia Anton, ENGAGE SKA, Instituto de Telecomunicações, UA
Philip Diamond, SKA Observatory
Moderation: Luís Serina, Portugal Space Agency
12:00 | Closing remarks
Manuel Heitor, Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education