SKA News & Press

Further progress towards SKA intergovernmental organisation

Written by Mathieu Isidro
Further progress towards SKA intergovernmental organisation

Friday 29 January, Rome, Italy – The second meeting of the preparatory negotiations towards establishing SKA Organisation as an intergovernmental organisation (IGO) regulated by a treaty – similar to CERN and ESO – has just ended in Rome, Italy, at the Accademia dei Lincei. Upon concluding … Read more

Dr. Rob Adam welcomed as new SKA South Africa Project Director

Written by Joe Diamond
Dr. Rob Adam welcomed as new SKA South Africa Project Director

1 February 2016, Cape Town, South Africa – Dr Rob Adam was officially welcomed last week as the new SKA South Africa (SKA SA) Project Director, after taking over from Dr Bernie Fanaroff on January 1st. “I’m very pleased to formally welcome Rob … Read more

Season’s Greetings from SKA Organisation

Written by Joe Diamond
Season's Greetings from SKA Organisation

SKA Organisation wishes you all a festive season and invites you to look back at the main highlights of the year 2015 in the SKA project by using the link provided here: http://outreach.skatelescope.org/2015/xmas/ Here’s also a look at our main … Read more

Local high school students to receive university bursary from SKA

Written by Joe Diamond
Local high school students to receive university bursary from SKA

Cape Town, 12 January 2015 – Five students from Carnarvon – the nearest town to the SKA site in South Africa – have been selected to receive full bursaries from SKA South Africa (SKA SA) to conduct undergraduate science studies including Computer Science, Data … Read more

2015: a big year for ASKAP!

Written by Joe Diamond
2015: a big year for ASKAP!

It has been a big year for the Australian SKA Pathfinder (ASKAP) project in 2015, with an impressive list of achievements coming from the Mk I phased array feed (PAF) receivers installed at the Murchison Radio-astronomy Observatory (MRO), and with … Read more

Outcomes Of The 19th SKA Board Meeting

Written by Joe Diamond
Outcomes Of The 19th SKA Board Meeting

The Directors of SKA Organisation held a meeting at SKA Headquarters in Jodrell Bank, United Kingdom on the 19th and 20th of November for the 19th meeting of the SKA Board of Directors. Notes from the Chair of the SKA … Read more

Australia Announces AUS$293.7 Million for the SKA

Written by William Garnier
Australia Announces AUS$293.7 Million for the SKA

On Monday 7 December, the Australian Government announced they set aside AUS$293.7 million over 10 years to meet Australia’s initial commitment to the SKA. This important announcement was made by the Australian Prime Minister as part of the National Innovation and Science … Read more

Progress towards final design of the world’s largest radio telescope

Written by Mathieu Isidro
Progress towards final design of the world’s largest radio telescope

Friday 20 November 2015, SKA Organisation HQ – Returning engineers and participants from the 3rd SKA Engineering Meeting concur in praising a productive and positive set of discussions that have moved the global Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project another step forward. … Read more

Indian Government joins SKA Organisation

Written by Mathieu Isidro
Indian Government joins SKA Organisation

Monday 5 October 2015, Mumbai, India – The Indian Government has now signed the membership of SKA Organisation, bringing India formally into the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project after years of involvement in its design, and ahead of negotiations to create the inter-governmental … Read more

China enters new era in SKA project

Written by Mathieu Isidro
China enters new era in SKA project

Tuesday 22 September 2015, SKA Organisation Headquarters, UK – The Chinese government has entered a new phase of involvement in the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project as it signs the SKA Letter of Intent (LoI). The signing of the LoI marks … Read more

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