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SKA Books

The SKA Organisation and our partners have published books relating to the science and development of the SKA project. This page will contain links to these publications. If you are working on or aware of any publications from an SKA Organisation partner that should or could be featured here, please contact us.

Advancing Astrophysics with the Square Kilometre Array, editor: SKA Organisation, 2015

The new SKA science book, Advancing Astrophysics with the Square Kilometre Array, published in two volumes in 2015.

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Science with the Square Kilometre Array, eds: C. Carilli, S. Rawlings.
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The SKA: an engineering perspective, P.Hall, Springer, 2005 – reprinted from Experimental astronomy, Vol 17, Nos 1-3, 2004

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Other books


On the fifth anniversary of the Establishment of China’s Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical radio Telescope (FAST), The work of Dr. PENG Bo, Director of the Key Laboratory of FAST of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, former Deputy Director General of FAST Project Management Board, was published by Shanghai Science and Technology Education Press. The book consists of 500 pages, reflecting on the journey of FAST from incubation to its birth. PENG Bo, one of the founding member of the FAST project, recalls the narrative of FAST from scratch with simple words, 300 precious pictures and rich first-hand information from the perspective of those who witnessed and participated the whole process.

  • 500 pages for a 500 m aperture
  • 300 pictures for a 300 m illuminated area
  • 280,000 words for 28-year journey from 1993