Portugal will be one of the founding members of the Square Kilometer Array Observatory (SKAO) and the Portuguese Space Agency will promote a virtual workshop dedicated to the largest radio telescope in the world, which will be created to explore the universe. Sign up!!
In the context of the ratification of the C onvention for the Creation of the Observatory of the Square Kilometer Array Observatory (SKAO) by the Portuguese Parliament, the Portuguese Space Agency will organize, on the 11th of December, at 11:00 am (GMT), the virtual workshop Embarking on a journey towards discovering the unknown with the SKA .
Portugal will be, for the first time in history, a founding member of a worldwide scientific organization, the Square Kilometer Array Observatory that will build and operate SKA telescopes, transformational instruments that promise to revolutionize our understanding of the universe.
The Square Kilometer Array (SKA) project is the embodiment of an international effort to build the largest radio telescope in the world, with more than one million square meters of data collection surface. SKA aims to bring together the expertise and knowledge of scientists, engineers and policy makers from around the world.
Portugal was one of seven countries that signed the Convention for the Creation of the Square Kilometer Array Observatory Observatory, together with Australia, China, Italy, Holland, South Africa, and the United Kingdom. Now that the Portuguese Parliament has approved the ratification of the document, Portugal Space is organizing, in partnership with SKAO and Engage SKA, the Embarking on a journey towards discovering the unknown with the SKA workshop , which will be attended by the Minister of Science , Technology and Higher Education, Prof. Manuel Heitor, SKAO Director-General, Prof. Philip Diamond, and the President of Portugal Space, Ricardo Conde.
11:00 | OPENING SESSION
Ricardo Conde, Portuguese Space Agency
11:10 | DEBATE
Rodrigo Pascoal, Critical Software (TBC)
Domingos Barbosa, Engage SKA
Sónia Anton, Engage SKA
Philip Diamond, SKA Observatory
Moderation: Luís Serina, Portuguese Space Agency
12:00 | CLOSING SESSION
Manuel Heitor, Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education