SKAO Science Team

The SKAO Science Team are the main channel through which the science community engages with the Observatory. The team provides regular updates to the community on the current design, construction progress, and potential future upgrades. The team safeguards and champions the scientific capabilities of the telescopes and the accomplishments of the Observatory.

SKAO Science Team


The science team are available to give colloquia/seminars. Please email any requests to:

The SKA science team interact with the wider astronomy community both directly and through the Science Working Groups.

SKAO Science Working Groups/ Focus groups

The Science Working Groups (SWGs) are scientific advisory bodies that provide input to the SKAO on issues related to the design, construction, and future operations of the SKA that are likely to affect the Observatory’s scientific capability, productivity and user relations. The Focus Groups (FGs) are similar to the SWGs, but have a somewhat more specific, technical focus.

More information is available here

If you are interested in participating in the SKAO science working groups/focus groups, please contact the current chairs or corresponding project scientists. For a full list of the science working group/focus group members, please refer to the `Science Working Groups and Focus Groups’ tab on this website, where you will also find contact information for the specific group.

Liaising with the Science and Engineering Advisory Committee (SEAC)

The Science and Engineering Advisory Committee (SEAC) was established by the SKAO Council to advise the Director-General and the Council on matters related to scientific and technical issues. The current list of SEAC members can be found here.

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Last modified on 20 July 2022