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Date archive: 2020

SKA Observatory in final sprint before official launch

Written by Cassandra Cavallaro
SKA Observatory in final sprint before official launch

Wednesday 16 December 2020, London, United Kingdom – The UK, home to the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Global Headquarters, has now ratified the Convention to establish the SKA Observatory (SKAO). This completes the process needed for the Observatory to be formally … Read more

Portugal becomes fifth country to ratify SKA Observatory Convention

Written by Cassandra Cavallaro
Portugal becomes fifth country to ratify SKA Observatory Convention

Lisbon, Portugal, Friday 11 December 2020 – Following a recent approval by its national Parliament, Portugal has ratified the Convention establishing the Square Kilometre Array Observatory (SKAO). The Convention was signed by seven countries, including Portugal, in Rome on 12 … Read more

Australia ratifies SKA Observatory Convention

Written by Cassandra Cavallaro
Australia ratifies SKA Observatory Convention

Canberra, Australia, 29 September 2020 – Australia, the future home of the SKA’s low-frequency telescope, has ratified the Convention Establishing the SKA Observatory. Australia is the fourth country to complete its national process of ratification, joining the Netherlands, Italy and … Read more

SKA completes final reviews ahead of construction

Written by Mathieu Isidro
SKA completes final reviews ahead of construction

 SKA Global Headquarters, 16 September 2020 – The SKA Organisation has now successfully passed all its final reviews ahead of submitting its Construction Proposal and Observatory Establishment and Delivery Plan to the SKA Board of Directors for their meeting this … Read more

SKAO signs HPC agreement with CERN, GÉANT, PRACE

Written by Mathieu Isidro
SKAO signs HPC agreement with CERN, GÉANT, PRACE

SKA Global HQ, Wednesday 22 July – SKAO has signed a Cooperation Agreement with CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research; GÉANT, the pan-European network and services provider for research and education; and PRACE, the Partnership for Advanced Computing in … Read more

SKA statement on racism and discrimination

Written by Cassandra Cavallaro
SKA statement on racism and discrimination

The recent heart-breaking events that have resulted in the huge visibility of the global Black Lives Matter movement and which highlight the many years of systemic racism around the world, have forced us to reflect on our own environment. The … Read more

South Africa ratifies SKA Observatory Convention

Written by Cassandra Cavallaro
South Africa ratifies SKA Observatory Convention

Pretoria, South Africa, 2 June 2020 – South Africa, the future home of the SKA’s mid-frequency telescope, has ratified the Convention Establishing the SKA Observatory after the South African Parliament approved the Convention and Dr Naledi Pandor, Minister of the … Read more

Public statement on the status of the SKA project

Written by Cassandra Cavallaro
Public statement on the status of the SKA project

28 April 2020 Dear friends and colleagues, I hope that all of you and your families are safe and healthy in this crisis that has gripped the world. It is heartening to see the way that our fellow citizens across … Read more

Switzerland’s EPFL joins SKA Organisation

Written by Cassandra Cavallaro
Switzerland’s EPFL joins SKA Organisation

SKA Global Headquarters, 20 April 2020 – The Swiss science and technology university École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) has become the 14th member of the SKA Organisation (SKAO) following a unanimous decision by the SKA Board of Directors. EPFL … Read more

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