TAIPAN - a spectrograph to survey the southern sky

  • Colless, Matthew (PI)
  • Blake, Chris (CoI)
  • Bland-Hawthorn, Joss (CoI)
  • Brown, M J I (CoI)
  • Croom, Scott M (CoI)
  • Drinkwater, Michael John (CoI)
  • Filipovic, M D (CoI)
  • Gaensler, B M (CoI)
  • Hopkins, Andrew M. (CoI)
  • Ireland, Michael (CoI)
  • Jones, Heath (CoI)
  • Koribalski, Baerbel S (CoI)
  • Lawrence, J (CoI)
  • Mould, Jeremy (CoI)
  • Norris, Ray P (CoI)
  • Parker, Quentin A (CoI)
  • Parkinson, David (CoI)
  • Pimbblet, Kevin (CoI)
  • Sadler, Elaine M (CoI)
  • Sheinis, Andrew (CoI)
  • Springob, Christopher M (CoI)
  • Staveley-Smith, Lister (CoI)
  • Tinney, Christopher G (CoI)
  • Tothill, Nicholas (CoI)
  • Webster, Rachel L (CoI)

    Project: Research

    Project Details


    The TAIPAN spectroscopic survey of the southern sky aims to quadruple the number of nearby galaxies with measured redshifts, distances and velocities. Science goals include measuring the expansion rate of the universe to 1% precision, and combining optical spectroscopy and radio data for each galaxy to measure the rate at which gas is being converted into stars in the local universe. This proposal supports construction of the TAIPAN high-performance spectrograph that will be used to carry out the survey on the UK Schmidt Telescope (UKST). The spectrograph, like the UKST, will be owned by ANU and operated by the Australian Astronomical Observatory. The results of the survey will be made freely available to all Australian astronomers.
    Effective start/end date1/01/1431/12/17


    • Swinburne University of Technology: A$30,000.00
    • University of Queensland (UQ): A$50,000.00
    • University of Melbourne: A$30,000.00
    • University of Sydney: A$50,000.00
    • University of Western Australia (UWA): A$30,000.00
    • University of New South Wales (UNSW): A$30,000.00
    • University of Western Sydney: A$30,000.00
    • Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO): A$30,000.00
    • Macquarie University: A$50,000.00
    • Monash University: A$30,000.00
    • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$350,000.00
    • Australian Astronomical Observatory: A$50,000.00
    • Australian National University (ANU): A$310,000.00


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