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Astronomers detect distant space-time ‘dragging’ for the first time

Written by Cassandra Cavallaro
Astronomers detect distant space-time 'dragging' for the first time

An international team of astronomers including one of SKAO’s Project Scientists has for the first time detected the dragging of space-time in a distant binary star system, something previously only measured around Earth with satellite experiments.  Background Even before the … Read more

SKA signs cooperation agreement with Cherenkov Telescope Array

Written by Cassandra Cavallaro
SKA signs cooperation agreement with Cherenkov Telescope Array

SKA Global Headquarters, 29 January 2020 – The SKA Organisation (SKAO) will engage in closer collaboration with the Cherenkov Telescope Array Observatory (CTAO) under a new agreement signed by the two research infrastructures. The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) will facilitate … Read more

SKA passes overall design review

Written by Mathieu Isidro
SKA passes overall design review

SKA Global Headquarters, Friday 19 December 2019 – An independent panel of external reviewers from major astronomy projects has given the SKA’s overall design, costing & planning the nod, clearing the way for the preparation of the SKA construction proposal. … Read more

Final SKA Engineering Design Meeting Kicks Off in Shanghai

Written by Mathieu Isidro
Final SKA Engineering Design Meeting Kicks Off in Shanghai

Shanghai, China, Monday 25 November 2019 – Around 250 engineers, scientists and industry representatives as well as government officials and members of the press from across the SKA community and beyond have gathered in Shanghai, China for the SKA‘s sixth … Read more

SKA Observatory Convention ratified by the Netherlands

Written by Cassandra Cavallaro
SKA Observatory Convention ratified by the Netherlands

The Hague, the Netherlands, 19 August 2019 – The Netherlands has become the first country to ratify the SKA Observatory Convention, which establishes the SKA as an intergovernmental organisation tasked with building and operating the world’s largest radio telescope. The Convention … Read more

SKA Observatory Convention progresses through national parliaments

Written by Cassandra Cavallaro
SKA Observatory Convention progresses through national parliaments

SKA Global Headquarters, 30 July 2019 – The ratification process for the SKA Observatory Convention is progressing apace, with the United Kingdom and Italy both introducing legislation on the Convention to their respective parliaments. The international document establishes the SKA … Read more

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

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