The Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) is a significant advance in very high energy gamma-ray astronomy. It will be 10 times more sensitive than current instruments and it will transform many topics in high energy astrophysics concerning extreme particle acceleration, and in astro-particle physics such as dark matter. Over 1000 scientists from 31 countries are involved and the first telescopes will soon be on site. This project aims to ensure Australia's hardware contribution to the five year production phase, thereby maintaining access to all data and key science programmes of CTA. Australian astronomers can then directly influence the major astrophysics goals of CTA, and link in with Australia's flagship astronomical infrastructure.
|Effective start/end date||28/07/17 → 31/12/21|