UK SKA Observatory Science Committee (UKSKAOSC)

The UKSKAOSC acts as the conduit between the UK-SKA programme and the UK science community, communicating the latest news and project time points, encouraging involvement, and helping to achieve the UK science priorities and objectives from the SKA. This is achieved by regular town meetings with the UK science community and via the SKA representative at each of the UK’s universities. The UKSKAOSC meets regularly and provides a platform for communication.


Members (as at 1 July 2023 and currently under review):

  • Chair: Dr Leah Morabito, Durham University
  • Dr David Bacon, University of Portsmouth
  • Professor Philip Best, The University of Edinburgh
  • Dr Phil Bull, The University of Manchester
  • Dr David Eden, Liverpool John Moores University
  • Dr Biagio Forte, University of Bath
  • Professor Martin Hardcastle, University of Hertfordshire
  • Professor Ilian Iliev, University of Sussex
  • Professor Matt Jarvis, University of Oxford
  • Dr Hilary Kay, The University of Manchester
  • Dr Lucy Oswald, University of Oxford

List of useful SKA acronyms.


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More sources of news:


Leah Morabito, UKSKAOSC Chair


George Madden, Head of SKA Project Office

Telephone: 01793 442075

Simon Haynes, SKA Project Office

Telephone: 01793 442127

Last updated: 17 August 2023

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