Date archive: 2016

SKA selects the final design of the SKA dish

Written by Joe Diamond
SKA selects the final design of the SKA dish

Friday 13 May 2016, SKA Global Headquarters, UK – The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Project has selected the design for its dish, opening up the way for the eventual production of hundreds of dishes that will make up the world’s … Read more

3rd round of SKA IGO negotiations successfully concludes in Rome

Written by Joe Diamond
3rd round of SKA IGO negotiations successfully concludes in Rome

Tuesday 26 April, Rome, Italy – Last week the Accademia dei Lincei in Rome were host to the 3rd round of preparatory negotiations for the transition of the SKA Organisation into an Intergovernmental Organisation (IGO) as part of an ongoing process with the first round … Read more

European Commission identifies SKA as a landmark project

Written by Joe Diamond
European Commission identifies SKA as a landmark project

Wednesday 20 April 2016, SKA Headquarters, UK – The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) has been identified as a Landmark Project by the European Commission in its recently published research infrastructure Roadmap 2016, as part of the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI). “Our status as an ESFRI Landmark … Read more

Outcomes Of The 20th SKA Board Meeting

Written by Joe Diamond
Outcomes Of The 20th SKA Board Meeting

The Directors of SKA Organisation held a meeting at J W Marriott Hotel in Pune, India on the 4th and 5th of April 2016 for the 20th meeting of the SKA Board of Directors. Notes from the Chair of the SKA Board, 20th Meeting … Read more

Parkes telescope granted SKA Pathfinder status

Written by Mathieu Isidro
Parkes telescope granted SKA Pathfinder status

Thursday 7 April 2016, SKA global Headquarters – The iconic Parkes telescope in Australia, run by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), has been granted pathfinder status by SKA Organisation. This announcement welcomes Parkes into the group of other world-leading instruments … Read more

SKA-linked telescopes follow up on LIGO gravitational waves announcement

Written by Mathieu Isidro
SKA-linked telescopes follow up on LIGO gravitational waves announcement

Monday 7 March 2016, SKA Global Headquarters, UK – Several weeks ago, physicists at The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) announced the first direct detection of gravitational waves, 100 years after Albert Einstein predicted their existence. Gravitational waves are ripples in … Read more

SKA awarded €5M funding from the European Union

Written by Mathieu Isidro
SKA awarded €5M funding from the European Union

Monday 22 February 2015, SKA Global Headquarters, UK – The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project has been awarded €5M from the European Union’s Research and Innovation programme Horizon 2020 to further advance some of its activities. The EU-allocated funding will … Read more

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