16 - 21 June 2024
Yokohama, Japan
Conference 13173 > Paper 13173-506
Paper 13173-506

Navigating the radio astronomy renaissance: challenges and opportunities for a sustainable future (Plenary Presentation)

20 June 2024 • 08:30 - 09:15 Japan Standard Time | National Convention Hall, 1F


The next decade heralds a renaissance in radio astronomy, with a formidable complement of global Observatories, from LOFAR2.0, to the SKA becoming powerful discovery engines at these lowest frequencies. While they commit to lowering data access barriers, managing the deluge of data poses challenges, as the new constraint on viable astronomy must move from hours on sky to data product cost in energy, compute and carbon and data footprint. I will explore with you the challenges and opportunities in creating a new frontier of sustainable, ethical, affordable astronomy.


ASTRON (Netherlands)
Jessica Dempsey serves as ASTRON Director and Radboud University's Ethics in Astronomy Professor. With a background in instrumentation science and radio surveys, she held key roles including Deputy Director at the East Asian Observatory and pioneering Australian female scientist at the South Pole Station. Committed to inclusive astronomy, she advocates for gender equality in STEM leadership, empowering young girls to pursue roles in science and technology.
ASTRON (Netherlands)