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SCAR Executive Committee Meeting
18-19 July 2011, Edinburgh, Scotland

SCAR EXCOM 2011 WP14: Report on Astronomy and Astrophysics from Antarctica (AAA)

Working Paper 14
Agenda Item: 2.4.4
Deadline: May 9
Person Responsible: John S

Executive Summary

Title: Report on Astronomy and Astrophysics from Antarctica (AAA)

Authors: John Storey (Chief Officer), with input from the Working Group Chairs

Relevant URLs or references to other reports: The AAA SRP web site is at:

http://www.astronomy.scar.org/

Introduction/ Background: The Astronomy and Astrophysics from Antarctica (AAA) SRP was launched in 2010 in recognition of the rapidly growing level of international activity in Antarctic astronomy, and the desirability of improved cooperation and coordination in this field.

Important Issues or Factors: AAA will hold its kick-off meeting in Sydney in 2011, June 28 – July 1.  There have been two changes to the Steering Committee, which now has the following members:

Lyu Abe - (France) – replacing Nicolas Epchtein

Philip Anderson - (United Kingdom)

Michael Burton - (Australia)

Xiangqun Cui - (China)

Takashi Ichikawa - (Japan)

Albrecht Karle - (USA)

James Lloyd - (USA)

Silvia Masi - (Italy)

John Storey - (Australia) – Chief Officer

Hongyan Zhou - (China) – replacing Lifan Wang

Recommendations/Actions and Justification:  None is requested at this stage.

Expected Benefits/Outcomes:  NA

Partners: No formal partners, although the IAU is now a Union Member of SCAR.

Budget Implications: Continuing funding is requested at the approved level.