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This gathering focusses on phased array feed development for radio astronomy

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Event date and time

Tuesday 14 - Thursday 16 Nov 2017


CSIRO Radiophysics Laboratory
Cnr Vimiera and Pembroke roads Marsfield NSW

We invite proposals to speak on these topics:

  • Commissioning and early science observations from PAF telescopes,
  • Element and array design with ultra-wide bandwidth,
  • Analog and mixed-signal electronics,
  • Traditional beam forming and innovative solutions,
  • Beamformer calibration,
  • Array characterization and testing,
  • Sensitivity and field of view limits,
  • Cryogenic PAFs,
  • Systems integration,
  • Telescope optics for PAFs,
  • Imaging and lessons learned from PAF deployments.


  • Registration ticket

    Registration ticket includes; welcome reception, morning and afternoon teas, lunches and the workshop dinner.


  • Companion dinner ticket


  • MRO Site Visit


Dates and Times

Event date: Nov 2017

Tuesday 14 - Thursday 16 Nov 2017

CSIRO Radiophysics Laboratory

Cnr Vimiera and Pembroke roads Marsfield NSW
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Please find below a list of accommodation options for the workshop. We have arranged group rates at some of the hotels listed below, however rooms are subject to availability.

Within 30 minutes walk of CSIRO

MGSM Executive Accommodation
Phone: +61 2 9850 9300
Approx: $200AUD / Night
For reservation please visit the website

Travelodge Macquarie (Motel style Accommodation)
81 Talavera Road
North Ryde 2113, NSW
Phone: +61 2 8874 5200
Approx: $171AUD / Night
For reservation please visit the website, select Travelodge Macquarie North Ryde and enter date.
Please use online booking code: PAF2017 for making reservation to get this rate.

Close to city/harbour within 30 minutes travel time to CSIRO

North Sydney Harbourview Hotel
17 Blue Street, North Sydney, NSW 2060
Phone: +61 2 9455 743
Approx: $245AUD / Night room only
Approx: $265AUD / Night room & breakfast for one
The reference number to quote to access the group rate is #211017
Please contact hotel reservations directly and quote the booking reference number provided to secure the group rate.

The Primus Hotel
339 Pitt Street, Sydney NSW, Australia 2000
Phone: +61 2 8027 8020
Group rate of $228 per night.
In order to secure this rate, email Luke at

MRO site visit

We are planning to offer a visit to the MRO site in the week following the Workshop. It will be the participants responsibility to meet the tour in Perth WA. Further details and cost will be available soon.


CSIRO Radiophysics Laboratory cnr Vimiera and Pembroke roads Marsfield NSW Australia

CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science is located at CSIRO's Radiophysics laboratory just 20kms north-west of Sydney's CBD and is easily accessible by car and various forms of public transport. The site is a short distance to Sydney Olympic Park, Chatswood, Parramatta and the Northern Beaches of Sydney.

The 2017 workshop will be held on site in the lecture theatre located just beyond reception.

Getting to The Workshop

By Car
CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science is an easy, 20 minute drive from Sydney's CBD and approximately a 35-minute drive from Sydney's Domestic and International Airport. On-site parking is available.

By Train
Macquarie University or Epping train stations are a short taxi ride from CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science. Trains to Sydney's CBD (and Epping line) depart every few minutes. Macquarie University to Sydney's CBD takes approximately 25 minutes by train.

By Bus
Buses travel to CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science from many Sydney Metropolitan areas, including the City, Hills District, North Shore, Chatswood, Manly, the Ryde and Carlingford areas, and the Western Suburbs. The closest bus stop is located on Epping road near Vimiera road.

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