Date archive: 2014

The SKA goes local!

Written by Mathieu Isidro
The SKA goes local!

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.     The move is part of an initiative led … Read more

Outcomes of the SKA Board Meeting On 8 July 2014

Written by Mathieu Isidro
Outcomes of the SKA Board Meeting On 8 July 2014

The Directors of the SKA Organisation held a meeting via videoconference on 8 July 2014 for the 14th meeting of the Board of Directors. Notes from the Chair of the SKA Board, 14th Meeting of the Board of Directors of … Read more

Understanding galaxy evolution with the SKA

Written by William Garnier
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 … Read more

Game-changing science with the SKA discussed in Sicily

Written by Mathieu Isidro
Game-changing science with the SKA discussed in Sicily

13 June 2014, SKA Science Conference, Giardini Naxos, Italy – The Advancing Astrophysics with the Square Kilometre Array conference held from June 8-13 in Giardini Naxos, Italy, is coming to an end today. The conference has brought together more than 250 scientists from around the … Read more

LOFAR telescope to extend into Poland

Written by Mathieu Isidro
LOFAR telescope to extend into Poland

Today, ASTRON and the Polish LOFAR consortium POLFAR signed a contract for the construction of three new antenna stations for the International LOFAR Telescope (ILT) in the north, west and south of Poland. Signing of the contract took place at … Read more

First promising observations from ASKAP

Written by Mathieu Isidro
First promising observations from ASKAP

10 June 2014, SKA Science Conference, Giardini Naxos, Italy – Some might say that today, a new telescope was born. At the Advancing Astrophysics with the Square Kilometre Array conference held in June 8-13 in Giardini Naxos, Italy, a team of Australian scientists announced engineering … Read more

Germany announces its intent to leave the SKA Organisation

Written by Mathieu Isidro
Germany announces its intent to leave the SKA Organisation

On Thursday 5th of June, 2014, in an official letter signed by Dr. Georg Schütte, the State Secretary of BMBF, the German federal science ministry, Germany officially informed the SKA Director-General of its intent to leave the SKA Organisation. Under … Read more

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