Date archive: 2019

Chinese Science Minister visits SKA Global HQ

Written by Cassandra Cavallaro
Chinese Science Minister visits SKA Global HQ

SKA Global Headquarters, 17 July 2019 – The SKA welcomed China’s Minister of Science and Technology (MOST) Wang Zhigang to its newly inaugurated Global Headquarters yesterday. The Minister was accompanied by a delegation of Chinese officials including the Directors-General in … Read more

International teams complete SKA’s first Science Data Challenge

Written by Mathieu Isidro
International teams complete SKA’s first Science Data Challenge

SKA Global Headquarters, 15 July 2019 – Astronomers and software specialists from all over the world have completed the SKA’s first Science Data Challenge, showcasing the community’s enthusiasm to prepare for the SKA’s complex and large data volumes. Nine teams … Read more

SKA looks ahead to landmark Meeting in Shanghai

Written by Cassandra Cavallaro
SKA looks ahead to landmark Meeting in Shanghai

SKA Global Headquarters, 12 July 2019: The SKA community is gearing up for one of the biggest events in this year’s project calendar – the 2019 SKA Shanghai Meeting: Concluding our Past, Realising our Future. Registration is open for the … Read more

New nexus of radio astronomy opens at world heritage site

Written by Mathieu Isidro
New nexus of radio astronomy opens at world heritage site

SKA Global Headquarters, Jodrell Bank, Cheshire, UK, 10 July 2019 – The SKA Global Headquarters (SKA GHQ), the home of a new intergovernmental organisation created to facilitate global collaboration in radio astronomy, has been formally opened and handed over in … Read more

SKA HQ host site Jodrell Bank awarded UNESCO World Heritage Status

Written by Mathieu Isidro
SKA HQ host site Jodrell Bank awarded UNESCO World Heritage Status

SKA Global Headquarters, Jodrell Bank, UK, Monday 8 July 2019 – The University of Manchester’s Jodrell Bank Observatory, home of the SKA’s Global Headquarters, has been awarded UNESCO World Heritage Site status for its internationally significant heritage, science and cultural … Read more

New Zealand to wind down its involvement in SKA by end of 2020

Written by Mathieu Isidro
New Zealand to wind down its involvement in SKA by end of 2020

SKA Organisation, SKA Global Headquarters, Tuesday 2 July 2019 – New Zealand’s Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has announced its decision to wind down its involvement in the SKA project at the end of the current phase of … Read more

Scientists determine origin of Fast Radio Burst detected by ASKAP

Written by Mathieu Isidro
Scientists determine origin of Fast Radio Burst detected by ASKAP

Perth, Australia, Friday 28 June 2019 – An Australian-led international team of astronomers has determined the precise location of a powerful one-off burst of cosmic radio waves. The discovery was made with CSIRO’s new Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) radio … Read more

SKA and ngVLA projects explore scientific alliance

Written by Cassandra Cavallaro
SKA and ngVLA projects explore scientific alliance

SKA Global Headquarters, 26 June 2019 – The Next Generation Very Large Array (ngVLA) and Square Kilometre Array (SKA) projects are currently investigating a process to establish a scientific alliance that may result in an exchange of observing time across an unprecedented … Read more

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