SKA News & Press

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

SKA launches first Science Data Challenge for astronomy community

Written by Cassandra Cavallaro
SKA launches first Science Data Challenge for astronomy community

SKA Global Headquarters, 26 November 2018 – The Square Kilometre Array Organisation (SKAO) is today releasing its first ever Science Data Challenge, giving astronomers a taste of the highly detailed images the SKA will produce. Developed by the SKAO’s Project … Read more

Canada’s CHIME telescope joins SKA pathfinder family

Written by Cassandra Cavallaro
Canada’s CHIME telescope joins SKA pathfinder family

SKA Global Headquarters, 21 November 2018 – Canada’s largest radio telescope, the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment (CHIME), has been officially granted Square Kilometre Array (SKA) pathfinder status. SKA pathfinders and precursors are facilities all over the world involved in … Read more

SKA joins research data revolution through ESCAPE project

Written by Cassandra Cavallaro
SKA joins research data revolution through ESCAPE project

SKA Global Headquarters, 20 November 2018 – The SKA has joined 30 fellow research infrastructures to collaborate on a new science data initiative, which forms part of efforts to create a European cloud for scientific research. Launched today, ESCAPE (The … Read more

New paper highlights breadth of cosmology to be done with SKA

Written by Cassandra Cavallaro
New paper highlights breadth of cosmology to be done with SKA

SKA Global Headquarters, 8 November 2018 – A new paper published yesterday highlights the potential of the SKA to tackle key questions of cosmology, by presenting a detailed overview of the various observation campaigns that can be conducted with the … Read more

SKA precursor telescope ASKAP discovers 20 new fast radio bursts

Written by Cassandra Cavallaro
SKA precursor telescope ASKAP discovers 20 new fast radio bursts

Perth, Western Australia, 11 October 2018 – Researchers using the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) telescope have nearly doubled the known number of ‘fast radio bursts’ – powerful flashes of radio waves from deep space. The team’s discoveries include … Read more

SKA pathfinder Apertif officially opened in the Netherlands

Written by Cassandra Cavallaro
SKA pathfinder Apertif officially opened in the Netherlands

The Netherlands, 13 September 2018 – A major upgrade to the iconic Westerbork Synthesis Radio Telescope (WRST) has been officially opened at a ceremony in the Netherlands. The Apertif high-speed, wide-field radio camera – also known as a Phased Array … Read more

French consortium joins SKA Organisation

Written by Cassandra Cavallaro
French consortium joins SKA Organisation

SKA Global Headquarters, 26 July 2018 – A consortium of French research institutions and industry has become the 12th member of the SKA Organisation following approval of its accession by the SKA Board of Directors. The decision to accept the … Read more

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