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Hundreds of engineers and scientists gather near Perth to advance the SKA Telescope

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Hundreds of engineers and scientists gather near Perth to advance the SKA Telescope

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Some 300 engineers and scientists from 15 countries have travelled to Fremantle, Western Australia, to take part in a global overview of the status, progress and way forward for the Square Kilometre Array in terms of engineering and management. It is the largest gathering of people working on the SKA ever organised.

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China completes its prototype dish for the SKA

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China completes its prototype dish for the SKA
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The completed DVA-C antenna with CETC54′s SKA team and Phil Diamond, Director General of the SKA Organisation

On 18 August 2014, Professor Philip Diamond, Director General of the SKA Organisation, accompanied by Mrs. Zhao Jing from the SKA China Office of the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology visited the 54th Research Institute of China Electronics Technology Group Corporation (CETC54) in Shijiazhuang, about 300km south west of Beijing. Professor Diamond, hosted by Mr. Wang Feng, President of the company specialising in antenna construction, was able to see a complete prototype SKA antenna and hold discussions with the CETC54 SKA team.

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The SKA goes local!

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The SKA goes local!
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The banner at the top of the SKA global website, with the flags of the various SKA minisites.

7 August 2014, SKA Organisation HQ, Jodrell Bank, UK - Today the SKA Organisation is launching the SKA minisites, tailored versions of the global SKA website designed for local audiences and available in their language.

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12 M€ for Netherlands contribution to design of the Square Kilometre Array

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12 M€ for Netherlands contribution to design of the Square Kilometre Array

1 July 2014, Leiden, the Netherlands - A consortium consisting of ASTRON and the Universities of Amsterdam, Groningen, Leiden and Nijmegen has been awarded 12M€ for their participation in the design of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA). The SKA will be the world’s largest and most powerful radio telescope. Construction will start in 2018 in Australia and South Africa, and the first results are expected in 2020.

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Understanding galaxy evolution with the SKA

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Understanding galaxy evolution with the SKA

At the Advancing Astrophysics with the Square Kilometre Array conference held in June 8-13 in Giardini Naxos, Italy, scientists discussed the promise of the SKA in the field of galaxy evolution and cosmology. The conference brought together more than 250 scientists from all around the world presenting results in fields as diverse as cosmology, exobiology, pulsars, cosmic magnetism and galaxy evolution.

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