Date archive: 2014

Outcomes of the SKA Board meeting on 11-12 March 2014

Written by cgreenwood
Outcomes of the SKA Board meeting on 11-12 March 2014

Notes from the Chair of the SKA Board  Twelvth Meeting of the Board of Directors of SKA OrganisationSKA Headquarters, Jodrell Bank Observatory, UK 11-12 March 2014 The Directors of the SKA Organisation met at the SKA Headquarters, Jodrell Bank on … Read more

The SKA takes off with £119M contribution from the UK

Written by William Garnier
The SKA takes off with £119M contribution from the UK

                  11 March 2014, SKA Headquarters, Jodrell Bank Observatory, UK – The UK Science Minister, the Rt Hon David Willetts announced funding of £100M (€120M) for the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project, speaking … Read more

Significant announcement from the UK Science Minister

Written by Mathieu Isidro
Significant announcement from the UK Science Minister

Today, the UK Science Minister, the Rt Hon David Willetts, is announcing a significant investment in the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project, and will be present at Jodrell Bank Observatory in the afternoon with major stakeholders. The SKA Office will … Read more

UK Minister visits Australia’s SKA site

Written by William Garnier
UK Minister visits Australia’s SKA site

1 March 2014, Murchison Radio Observatory (MRO), Western Australia, Australia – UK Minister for Universities and Science David Willetts and Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop today visited Australia’s site for the planned Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope. The SKA is a … Read more

ASKAP’s supercomputer gets ready for 6-antenna array

Written by Mathieu Isidro
ASKAP's supercomputer gets ready for 6-antenna array

Recently, the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) successfully created its first image using six antennas together, using the antennas as two different arrays of three antennas.  Now the ASKAP commissioning team and colleagues from CSIRO are preparing the ASKAP supercomputer … Read more

MeerKAT foundations complete

Written by Mathieu Isidro
MeerKAT foundations complete

MeerKAT foundation at South Africa’s SKA site in the Karoo. MeerKAT is a 64-dish precursor of the SKA, which will be co-located in Africa and Australia.   The 64th and final foundation for the MeerKAT telescope antenna was poured yesterday Tuesday, … Read more

BRICS Science and Technology Ministers visit the SKA Site in South Africa

Written by Mathieu Isidro
BRICS Science and Technology Ministers visit the SKA Site in South Africa

The Minister of Science and Technology of South Africa, Derek Hanekom, headed a delegation of science and technology ministers and senior officials from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) to the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) construction site near Carnarvon, Northern Cape … Read more

ASKAP achieves first image with six antennas

Written by Mathieu Isidro
ASKAP achieves first image with six antennas

First ASKAP continuum image obtained with 6 antennas   Members of the ASKAP commissioning team have successfully produced the first continuum image using six antennas. The six antennas were operated simultaneously as two separate 3-antenna arrays, with each sub-array producing … Read more

SKA Organisation Director General visits Chinese Partners

Written by William Garnier
SKA Organisation Director General visits Chinese Partners

13 January 2014, SKA Headquarters, Jodrell Bank Observatory, UK – Professor Philip Diamond, director-general of the SKA Organisation, visited at the end of last year a number of Chinese partners and witnessed first-hand the developments in the country. During his visit he … Read more

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