AAS 207th Meeting, 8-12 January 2006
Session 48 Epoch of Reionization: Observing Cosmic HI at 21cm
Special Session, Monday, 2:30-4:00pm, January 9, 2006, Ballroom/Salon 2

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[48.05] The Epoch of Experimentation - Today's Small Programs that Target EOR Science

L. J. Greenhill (CfA)

Planned observational studies of HI during the Epoch of Reionization (EOR) are diverse, including wide-field measurement of a global “step” in temperature and its redshift, characterization of the angular power spectrum for HI brightness fluctuations as a function of redshift, and comparatively narrow-field imaging of cosmological HII regions around specific embedded quasars. LOFAR, MWA/LFD, and PAST are large programs intended to create instruments that support a broad range of investigation. I will review several smaller (fast-paced) programs and development efforts that focus more narrowly on specific predictions made by theories of the reionization. These projects include the ATNF global step experiment, the SAO/NRAO VLA EOR Extension, and the Berkeley/NRAO PAPER project.

The author(s) of this abstract have provided an email address for comments about the abstract: greenhill@cfa.harvard.edu

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