Date archive: July 2018

French consortium joins SKA Organisation

Written by Cassandra Cavallaro
French consortium joins SKA Organisation

SKA Global Headquarters, 26 July 2018 – A consortium of French research institutions and industry has become the 12th member of the SKA Organisation following approval of its accession by the SKA Board of Directors. The decision to accept the … Read more

SKA-Athena Synergy White Paper released

Written by Cassandra Cavallaro
SKA-Athena Synergy White Paper released

SKA Global Headquarters, 25 July 2018 – A new white paper has been published detailing synergies between the SKA and the European Space Agency’s future Athena telescope. The SKA-Athena Synergy White Paper highlights the areas of science where combining data gathered … Read more

SKA precursor telescope MeerKAT inaugurated in South Africa

Written by Cassandra Cavallaro
SKA precursor telescope MeerKAT inaugurated in South Africa

South Africa, 13 July 2018 – South Africa’s 64-dish MeerKAT telescope, one of the SKA’s precursor telescopes, was officially inaugurated by Deputy President David Mabuza at a ceremony near Carnarvon today. Built and operated by the South African Radio Astronomy … Read more

Japan’s VERA telescope granted SKA pathfinder status

Written by Cassandra Cavallaro
Japan’s VERA telescope granted SKA pathfinder status

SKA Global Headquarters, 3 July 2018 – The VLBI Exploration of Radio Astrometry (VERA) telescope, operated by the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, has been officially designated as an SKA pathfinder. In operation since 2003, VERA uses Very Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI) … Read more

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