Date archive: 2016

Start of the 2016 SKA Engineering Meeting in South Africa

Written by Joe Diamond
Start of the 2016 SKA Engineering Meeting in South Africa

Stellenbosch, South Africa, Sunday 2 October 2016 – The 2016 SKA Engineering Meeting opened in Stellenbosch this morning, with talks from the project’s leaders. Some 270 engineers and scientists from 18 countries who are currently involved in the project have travelled from all … Read more

Funding boost for SKA Precursor HERA telescope

Written by Joe Diamond
Funding boost for SKA Precursor HERA telescope

Friday 21 September 2016, SKA Global Headquarters, UK – The Hydrogen Epoch of Reionisation Array (HERA) has been awarded international funding with a $9.5 million investment to expand its capabilities, as announced on Wednesday 14th September by the US National … Read more

Outcomes Of The 21st SKA Board Meeting

Written by Joe Diamond
Outcomes Of The 21st SKA Board Meeting

The Directors of SKA Organisation held a meeting at SKA Headquarters in Jodrell Bank, United Kingdom on the 13th and 14th of July 2016 for the 21st meeting of the SKA Board of Directors. Notes from the Chair of the … Read more

The SKA’s Shared Sky exhibition opens in Manchester

Written by Mathieu Isidro
The SKA’s Shared Sky exhibition opens in Manchester

Tuesday 2 August, Manchester, UK – After Perth, Western Australia, and Cape Town, South Africa, the Shared Sky indigenous astronomy art exhibition has come to Manchester for the first time. Shared Sky, developed by the international SKA project in close collaboration with … Read more

South African SKA precursor telescope MeerKAT goes online

Written by Mathieu Isidro
South African SKA precursor telescope MeerKAT goes online

Monday 18 July 2016, Cape Town – The MeerKAT First Light image of the sky, released on Saturday by South African Minister of Science and Technology, Naledi Pandor, reveals previously unseen galaxies, showing the potential of MeerKAT and SKA. On Saturday, MeerKAT … Read more

HERA joins family of SKA precursors

Written by Mathieu Isidro
HERA joins family of SKA precursors

SKA Global Headquarters, UK, Monday 4 July 2016 – Today the Hydrogen Epoch of Reionization Array (HERA) was granted the status of SKA precursor telescope by SKA Organisation, joining the three other SKA precursor telescopes located on the SKA sites in … Read more

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