Date archive: 2019

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

SKA Statement on satellite constellations

Written by Cassandra Cavallaro
SKA Statement on satellite constellations

SKA Global Headquarters, 10 June 2019 – The SKA Organisation has followed closely the recent developments towards creating constellations of satellites that aim to offer wireless broadband access in remote areas. Innovation and societal impact are at the heart of … Read more

UK Science Minister visits SKA HQ

Written by Cassandra Cavallaro
UK Science Minister visits SKA HQ

SKA Global Headquarters, Thursday 16 May 2019 – The UK Science Minister Chris Skidmore MP visited the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Global Headquarters Tuesday 14 May.  Following a speech at the Global Innovation Summit in Manchester, the UK’s Minister of … Read more

UK-led Science Data Processor consortium concludes work

Written by Mathieu Isidro
UK-led Science Data Processor consortium concludes work

SKA Global Headquarters, 9 May 2019 – The SKA’s Science Data Processor (SDP) consortium has concluded its engineering design work, marking the end of five years’ work to design one of two supercomputers that will process the enormous amounts of data … Read more

New Director of Operations for world’s largest radio telescope

Written by Mathieu Isidro
New Director of Operations for world’s largest radio telescope

Monday 6 May 2019, SKA Global Headquarters, UK – A new Director has been appointed to lead the Square Kilometre Array’s operations as the project wraps up design activities and prepares to enter its construction phase. Following the retirement of … Read more

The SKA link to the Event Horizon Telescope black hole image

Written by Cassandra Cavallaro
The SKA link to the Event Horizon Telescope black hole image

SKA Global Headquarters, Jodrell Bank, UK, 15 April 2019 – The first ever image of a black hole released by the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) Collaboration was made possible thanks to VLBI, a technique the SKA will take full advantage of. … Read more

International SKA science conference kicks off

Written by Mathieu Isidro
International SKA science conference kicks off

Alderley Park, Cheshire, UK, Monday 8th of April 2019 – Close to 300 astronomers from 20 countries have come together in Cheshire, UK for the international SKA science conference New Science enabled by New Techniques in the SKA era, looking at … Read more

SKA Project Scientist Dr. Evan Keane awarded MERAC Prize

Written by Cassandra Cavallaro
SKA Project Scientist Dr. Evan Keane awarded MERAC Prize

SKA Organisation Headquarters, 18 March 2019 – SKA Organisation Project Scientist Dr. Evan Keane has been awarded the European Astronomical Society’s (EAS) 2019 MERAC Prize for Observational Astrophysics, in recognition of his work on radio transients. The prize, which is … Read more

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