3-5 April 2019
Europe/London timezone

This is the first announcement of a meeting on the History of the SKA from the 1980s to 2012, to be held from 3 to 5 April 2019 at the SKA Organisation Headquarters at Jodrell Bank, just before the SKA Science Meeting from 8-12 April at the same location.

The 1980s-2012 period covers the time from early ideas about a large radio telescope up to the SKA site decision made by the newly established SKA Organisation. This period of SKA history is the subject of a book in preparation by the undersigned and should be of special interest to mega-science project proponents and enablers.

We plan to have a relatively small number of invited presentations on various themes (science, engineering, international collaboration, project politics and funding, site selection, and industry engagement) and to devote a third of the meeting to discussion on topics that range over the various themes, and also reflect on the SKA as a mega-science project. We hope that the discussion periods will afford many of the participants an opportunity to contribute to the meeting in an informal way that encourages cross-fertilisation of ideas and insights about the history of the SKA.

Richard Schilizzi, Ron Ekers, and Peter Hall



SKA Global Organisation Headquarters, Jodrell Bank Observatory, Lower Withington Cheshire SK11 9DL United Kingdom
Registration for this event is currently open.
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