The Director of CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science, Prof. Bock Douglas, visited NAOC on 5 Feb. and met with Deputy Director of NAOC Prof. Suijian Xue, Deputy Chief Engineer of FAST, Di Li and scientists from NAOC. Prof. Bock Douglas presented the current projects undertaken by CSIRO. Director of the NAOC international corporation department, Prof. Yanchun Liang presented the current NAOC projects and international partnerships. They discussed the prospect of future collaborations between two institutes.
The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) is Australia's federal government agency for scientific research. It maintains more than 50 multidisciplinary institutes globally, works with world-leading organizations and publishing scientific journals of a broad range of subjects. CSIRO also invest in astronomy, through the running of several national astronomical observatories, including the Australia Telescope Compact Array (ATCA), the Parkes Radio Telescope, the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP). CSIRO also has long-term collaborations with the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the National Astronomical Observatories of China, CAS. Specifically, CSIRO designed and manufactured a 19-beam receiver for the FAST telescope; the receiver is currently being tested at the FAST site.
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