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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

Celebrating International Women’s Day

Written by Cassandra Cavallaro
Celebrating International Women's Day

SKA Global Headquarters, 11 March 2019: The SKA has many talented women working across the project, in science, engineering, computing, project management and many other roles, based at SKA Global Headquarters in the UK and in our partner organisations around … Read more

Celebrating International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Written by Cassandra Cavallaro
Celebrating International Day of Women and Girls in Science

SKA Organisation Headquarters, Jodrell Bank, 11 February 2019 – Designing and building the mega-project that is the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) would not be possible without the input of hundreds of talented scientists based all over the globe, who are … Read more

The Netherlands makes €30m commitment to future SKA Observatory

Written by Cassandra Cavallaro
The Netherlands makes €30m commitment to future SKA Observatory

SKA Organisation Headquarters, Jodrell Bank, UK, 28 January 2019 – The Netherlands has announced it will sign the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Convention at a ceremony to be held in Rome, Italy on 12th March. The Netherlands also confirmed an … Read more

UK-led Signal and Data Transport consortium concludes design work

Written by Cassandra Cavallaro
UK-led Signal and Data Transport consortium concludes design work

SKA Organisation Headquarters, 25 January 2019 – The international Signal and Data Transport (SaDT) engineering consortium has concluded its work to design the complex system of networking that forms the backbone of the SKA. The detailed design of this vital … Read more

SKA pathfinder telescope CHIME detects second repeating fast radio burst

Written by Cassandra Cavallaro
SKA pathfinder telescope CHIME detects second repeating fast radio burst

British Columbia, Canada, 9 January 2019 – A Canadian-led team of scientists has found the second repeating fast radio burst (FRB) ever recorded, using the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment (CHIME) telescope, which was recently designated as an SKA pathfinder. … Read more

Shanghai moves forward with SKA Regional Centre development

Written by Cassandra Cavallaro
Shanghai moves forward with SKA Regional Centre development

Shanghai, 7 December 2018 – SKA Regional Centres (SRCs) were high on the agenda when SKA Organisation Director-General Prof. Philip Diamond travelled to China this week to meet the deputy mayor of Shanghai’s Municipal Government, Qing Wu. After receiving an overview … Read more

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