Cherenkov Telescope Array Australia: Consortium Workshop 5
UNSW Canberra, Building 30, Lecture Theatre 3
The Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) is a transformational next step in ground-based TeV (10^12 eV) gamma-ray astronomy. It will utilize an array of about 100 imaging Cherenkov telescopes in the Southern Hemisphere located at Paranal, Chile, to detect the highest energy cosmic gamma-rays. Another 20 telescopes will be in the Northern Hemisphere at La Palma, Canary Islands
The CTA will be at least 10 times more sensitive than current instruments and cover a wider energy range from billions to trillions the energy of visible light. The CTA is now in its pre-production phase (with the first 10 or so telescopes) to commence construction by end of 2018.
A consortium of six Australian universities (University of Adelaide, UNSW, University of Sydney, University of Western Sydney, ANU, Monash University) joined the CTA in July 2013.
This 2 day workshop follows on from our previous workshops (in 2013, 2015, Apr. 2016, Sept. 2016, Apr. 2017) and will discuss Australia's role in CTA and linkages with Australian activities in other areas of astronomy.