The Square Kilometer Array (SKA) represents the next major, and natural, step in radio astronomical facilities, providing two orders of magnitude increase in collecting area over existing telescopes. In a series of meetings, starting in Groningen, the Netherlands (August 2002) and culminating in a `science retreat' in Leiden (November 2003), the SKA International Science Advisory Committee (ISAC), conceived of, and carried-out, a complete revision of the SKA science case (to appear in New Astronomy Reviews). This preface includes: (i) general introductory material, (ii) summaries of the key science programs, and (iii) a detailed listing of standards and assumptions used in the revised science case.
New Astronomy Reviews
- Pub Date:
- December 2004
- 6 pages, 3 tables, espcrc2.sty. to appear in Science with the square kilometer array, New Astronomy Reviews, (Elsevier, Amsterdam), eds. C. Carilli &