Summary of the recent Astralis Science R&D Workshop

The Consortium is actively working on its Research and Development (R&D) roadmap. 

On 25 June 2021, Astralis held a “future science” R&D workshop. The workshop focussed consciously on the science drivers in the coming 10-15 years to set the stage and establish the motivation for a subsequent technical R&D workshop in November to focus the strategic planning for the Astralis consortium. Presenters were invited to explore the likely science goals in a selection of research areas to inform this discussion.

We heard from: Prof Lisa Kewley (ANU), Prof Jennifer Marschall (TAMU), Prof. Joss Bland-Hawthorn (U. of Sydney), Prof. Scott Croom (U. of Sydey), Prof. Simon Driver (UWA), Dr Trevor Mendel (ANU), Prof. Didier Queloz (Cambridge) and Prof. Chris Tinney (UNSW). The discussion was moderated by Prof. Andrew Hopkins (Macquarie U.).

A key outcome of the workshop is a set of 3 recommended topics to be explored at the “technology” R&D workshop to be held next month.

We thank all participants for their crucial input. If you would like to know more or share your perspective, please contact us.