Astronomy Society of Japan Meeting

Schedule Summary

The Astronomical Society of Japan (ASJ) will hold the Autumn Annual Meeting at Konan University on the 9th -11th of September, 2015. The Japan SKA consortium (SKAJP) will organize a plenary session and a parallel session during the meeting. SKAJP will also hold some SKAJP mini workshops.

Sep. 7-8: SKAJP EoR/Cosmology/HI mini workshop @ Kobe Kyouiku Kaikan

Sep. 10: SKAJP Engineering mini workshop @ Konan University

Sep. 11: SKAJP sessions in the ASJ meeting @ Konan University

Sep. 12: SKAJP Pulsars/Transients/Engineering mini workshop @ Kobe Kyouiku Kaikan

Sep. 17-19: SKAJP Magnetism mini workshop @ Kagoshima University

The objective of these conferences is to allow various communities in Japan to obtain the latest information related to the SKA project and to discuss the possibility of Japanese participation in the SKA project.

A plenary session in the ASJ meeting

The ASJ all-hand plenary session for the SKA project will be held in room G on the 11th of September. There will be normally 100-150 ASJ members, including graduate students, postdocs, and staff.

The session program is as follows:

“Advancing Astronomy with the SKA” (chair: Toshihiro Handa)

15:30 – 16:10 Philip Diamond (SKAO)

“The Square Kilometre Array: the global science facility for the 21st Century.”

16:10 – 16:50 Naoshi Sugiyama (Nagoya U.)

“The Japanese SKA Science (TBD)”

16:50 – 17:00 Discussion

A parallel session in the ASJ meeting

The ASJ parallel session for the SKA project will be held in room G on the 11th of September. There will be normally 30-50 ASJ members, including graduate students, postdocs, and staff.

The session program is as follows:

“Transformational science and technology with the SKA” Part 1 (chair: Keitaro Takahashi)

09:30 – 10:10 Peter Dewdney (SKAO)

“Engineering Challenges in SKA1 and SKA2 ”

10:10 – 10:50 Rachel Webster (U. Melbourne)

“The MWA Epoch of Re-ionisation Experiment “

10:50 – 11:30 Evan Keane (SKAO)

“Studying Gravity with Pulsars and the SKA “

“Transformational science and technology with the SKA” Part 2 (chair: Kiyotomo Ichiki)

13:30 – 13:42 Mami Machida (Kyushu U.) — Magnetism

13:42 – 13:54 Takuya Akahori (Kagoshima U.) — Magnetism/Transients

14:06 – 14:18 Kenji Hasegawa (Nagoha U.) — EoR

14:18 – 14:30 Hidenobu Yajima (Tohoku U.) — EoR

14:30 – 14:42 Daisuke Yamauchi (Tokyo U.) — Cosmology

14:42 – 14:54 Tsutomu Takeuchi (Nagoya U.)  — HI

14:54 – 15:06 Keitaro Takahashi (Kumamoto U.) — Pulsars

15:06 – 15:18 Hiroshi Imai (Kagoshima U.) — VLBI

15:18 – 15:30 Hideki Ujihara (NICT) — WBSPF