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Meerkat @ 5 conference, 20-23 Feb 2024, Stellenbosch

February 20 @ 8:00 am - February 23 @ 5:00 pm

Meerkat @ 5 conference

Celebrating transformational science, engineering, and human capacity development

20-23 February 2024
Stellenbosch, South Africa

https://meerkat5th.sched.com

First announcement: 01 June 2023

With 2024 marking five years since the first MeerKAT science paper, the MeerKAT@5 conference aims to celebrate the telescope’s achievements in the scientific, engineering, and human capacity development domains.

The conference will include invited and contributed presentations covering the following topics:

High-impact MeerKAT science results
The innovative engineering required to deliver the instrument
The history of the project and its broader impact
The outlook of the future of radio astronomy on the African continent

Set in the beautiful town of Stellenbosch, in the heart of the Cape winelands, we invite you to share in this celebration of the wide-ranging successes of this multifaceted African project.

Note that the conference will be in-person only. Registration and abstract submission details will be shared in due course.

Organising Committee:
Fernando Camilo (SARAO)
Roger Deane (University of the Witwatersrand / University of Pretoria)
Dirk de Villiers (Stellenbosch University)
Justin Jonas (SKAO / SARAO)
Kenda Knowles (Rhodes University)
Keitumetse Molamu (SARAO)

First announcement: 01 June 2023

Further details will be shared in a second announcement
Note that this is an in-person conference (no hybrid)

Details

Start:
February 20 @ 8:00 am
End:
February 23 @ 5:00 pm

Details

Start:
February 20 @ 8:00 am
End:
February 23 @ 5:00 pm