NCRA Outreach Report

Science Workshop at Osmania University, Hyderabad, India

The SKA-related activities within India are coordinated by the SKA-India Consortium (SKAIC) which, at present, consists of about 20 organisations. The SKAIC organised a science workshop on February 5, 2018 in Osmania University, Hyderabad, India on the sidelines of the 36th Annual Meeting of the Astronomical Society of India (ASI). The main aim of the workshop was to discuss the possible projects that can be taken up by the Indian astronomers in the next five years, thus preparing the community for using the SKA as and when it is ready. The workshop was attended by about 50 scientists from all over India, and started off with presentations from various SKA-India Science Working Groups. These were followed by a brainstorming session focussing on science areas where Indian scientists can contribute significantly, including those which can be taken up using the SKA pathfinders, e.g., the upgraded GMRT.

Participants of science workshop organised by the SKA-India Consortium in Osmania University, Hyderabad, India. The aim of the workshop was to discuss the possible SKA-related science projects that can be taken up by the Indian astronomers in the next five years.


Report provided by Tirthankar Roy Choudhury