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First Light – Live Blog from Study in Australia Event

Prof Peter Quinn, Director International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research – Live from Study in Australia 2009 Suntec City – Singapore

An overview of modern astronomy and our quest to find the dawn of creation…

Intro on Perth by Mike Ryan Executive Director Perth Eduaction City, as the ideal location for choosing Perth as your destination for your education – hey it’s on the same timezone, awesome lifestyle & climate and outstanding educational facilities.

Presenation By Professor Peter Quinn

Telescopes are Big Eyeballs

Born in Australia, Peter has been invovled in  astronomy all his life and has been instrumental and built the largest telescopes in the world, he recently returned to Australia to head the SKA project…

The Journey, hubble space station is now only the beginning,

Galileo took the first steps with the first telescope, Chile today however houses todays telescopes due to the clear nights, which started operation in 2002, wow the numbers for costs and demensions are awesome…,

The Milky Way… via normal sight, infra red and now radio – depending on the type of telescope used we find new beginnings… such as Planets, Stars & Galaxies.

Are we alone, the birth of new planets – astronomers are always seeking to find new planets – finding planets that are black, finding stars the “wobble” (dim) may indicate a new planet.

Jupiter is 1000 times bigger in mass than the earth… Stars are born and die (hmm sounds like hollywood)

Stars die by super nova explosions – but not all the time – oops someone skyped me and am catching up on the Black Holes – movie of the stars in the centre of the galaxy five years wow we have a black hole in our own galaxy – they think ?

Gallaxies collide –

Today we are seeing 4% of the Universe and we are trying to figure out the rest, 23% Cold Dark Matter & 73% Dark Energy

Telescopes as time machines…depending on when you take a picture and your distance it is related to time in the past – therefore what we see in the universe today is history but how to reach the First Light is what astronomers are attempting to do now.

Next big step for astronomy what astronomers have up their sleeves – The Doppler Effect and Red Shift….

The Square Kilometre Array – 3 billion it will cost and it needs to be in a quiet place – western australia and south africa are in the race to build the SKA Project.

Go Aussies Go… there is much riding on the exploration of the Universe and people like Prof Peter Quinn and his team are leading the way… not surprising the SKA Project will require the Largest ever built computer to manage and run the entire project.

See some presentations from Professor Peter Quinn here:

http://www.astro.uwa.edu.au/ Astronomy and Astrophysics – The University of Western Australia

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Meet Prof Peter Quinn at Study in Australia

… this weekend in Singapore, Study in Australia, Suntec Singapore 21st March Midday

Special Event: Quest to Find the Dawn of Creation

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About Professor Peter Quinn

Prof Quinn’s research focuses on the formation and evolution of galaxies using supercomputer computations and simulations. In particular he is working on the nature of Dark Matter, the formation and evolution of Dark Matter around galaxies and its influences on galaxy formation. Prof-Quinn.jpgHis ultimate aim is to develop a usable theory for galaxy formation based on the insights gained from detailed modelling and state-of-the-art observations in the optical, infrared and radio spectrum.

In addition, Prof Quinn is interested in the challenges associated with large-scale, data-intensive and computational science; in particular the concept of a Virtual Observatory and research using large digital astronomical archives.

Current involvements

Member Western Australia Radio Astronomy Committee

Member of Australian Square Kilometre Array SKA Coordination Committee

Australian representative on the international SKA Science and Engineering Committee

Member of the Australian Gemini Steering Committee

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Importance Of Higher Education Counseling For Study In Australia | Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world | BOOKCOST.NET

Studying in Australia offers international students more than academic achievement and a globally recognized qualification. It is a once-in-a-lifetime experience through which a student can develop independence, maturity, an understanding of other cultures, and the ability to see issues from different perspectives.

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In a nut shell Australia is a dynamic and vibrant country with a great deal to offer students looking for international education. Australia has:

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Why SKA hear at Study in Australia – itsReal

Over the past several years, discussions have been occurring in several countries about the next logical step in radio astronomy following the construction of the large millimetre array ALMA. An initiative has emerged to develop a telescope to provide two orders of magnitude increase in sensitivity over existing facilities at metre to centimetre wavelengths. To achieve this goal will require a telescope with one square kilometre of collecting area – one hundred times more collecting area than the Very Large Array (VLA).

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The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) will probe the gaseous component of the early Universe, thereby addressing fundamental questions in research on the origin and evolution of the Universe. The SKA will complement planned facilities at other wavelengths, such as ALMA and James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). HI, CO and continuum radiation would be observed from the interstellar medium of most of the galaxies the JWST will discover in the infrared at large redshifts.

Extensive discussion of the science drivers and of the evolving technical possibilities has led to a concept for the Square Kilometre Array and a set of design goals. The SKA will be an interferometric array of individual antenna stations, synthesizing an aperture with diameter of up to several 1000 kilometers. A number of configurations are under consideration to distribute the 1 million square metres of collecting area. These include 30 stations each with the collecting area equivalent to a 200 metres diameter telescope, and 150 stations each with the collecting area of a 90 m telescope ( more about design and location proposals ).

Approximately 50% of the collecting area is to be contained within a centrally-condensed inner array of 5km diameter to provide ultrahigh brightness sensitivity at arc-second scale resolution for studies of the faint spectral line signatures of structures in the early Universe. Another 25 % of the collecting area will be located within a diameter of 150 km, and the remainder out to 3000 km or more. This high angular resolution capability will allow imaging of faint emission from the interstellar medium of distant galaxies, as well as the surface of stars, and the active nuclei of galaxies.

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Study in Australia -Suntec Singapore March 21-22 2009

* Free Admission
* Information on Australian scholarships
* Talk face to face to Australian representatives
* Discover new academic programmes and emerging employment trends
* Meet and hear Professor Quinn on the SKA Project & the Quest to find the Dawn of Creation

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Top Five Principal Science Drivers for SKA Project

Perth Education City is proud to present Professor Peter Quinn for a special seminar at the Australian Education Showcase 2009 on the cosmic journey back in time – the findings, the mysteries uncovered and the new generation of telescopes that will be built. http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/event.php?eid=56490093699

Key science projects

The SKA science impact will be extraordinary. Recently the SKA’s International Science Advisory Committee (ISAC) has agreed upon five principal science drivers against whose requirements any technical design must be tested.

> The cradle of life
There is increasing interest in the community in astrobiology and in the search for Earth-like planets. The SKA has the unique potential for finding evidence of extra-solar terrestrial planets and of other life like us.
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>Strong field tests of gravity using pulsars and black holes
Pulsar surveys with the SKA can discover tens of thousands of pulsars, amongst which we expect to find a pulsar in orbit around a stellar-mass black hole and pulsars in close orbit around the super-massive black hole at the Galactic Centre. more…
> The origin and evolution of Cosmic Magnetism
Radio astronomy is uniquely placed in its capability to study magnetic fields at great distances. Large-scale polarimetric studies will allow us to completely characterize the evolution of magnetic fields in galaxies, clusters and the inter-galactic medium; to investigate the connection between the formation of magnetic fields and the formation of structure in the early Universe, and to provide solid constraints on when and how the first magnetic fields in the Universe were generated. more…

> Galaxy evolution, cosmology and dark energy
The original motivation for building the SKA was to detect HI in normal galaxies at high redshift. Such an experiment promises a particularly exciting result, in that the vast volume of space probed by an SKA HI galaxy survey will provide an exquisite matter power spectrum, with which we can compute the Universe’s Equation of State, and map out the strength of Dark Energy as a function of cosmic epoch. At the same time, the SKA’s unique capability to observe the neutral atomic component of gas in galaxies will allow us to chart the kinematics, merger history and environment of ordinary galaxies as they evolve from redshifts z~5 to the present. more…
> Probing the Dark Ages
The ensemble of the data collected by SKA can provide unique information on how the first galaxies and black holes assembled themselves, and how they influenced their environment. more…

Study in Australia -Suntec Singapore March 21-22 2009

* Free Admission
* Information on Australian scholarships
* Talk face to face to Australian representatives
* Discover new academic programmes and emerging employment trends
* Meet and hear Professor Quinn on the SKA Project & the Quest to find the Dawn of Creation

Register to attend Seminar here: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/event.php?eid=56490093699

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