SKA News & Press

South African SKA precursor telescope MeerKAT goes online

Written by Mathieu Isidro
South African SKA precursor telescope MeerKAT goes online

Monday 18 July 2016, Cape Town – The MeerKAT First Light image of the sky, released on Saturday by South African Minister of Science and Technology, Naledi Pandor, reveals previously unseen galaxies, showing the potential of MeerKAT and SKA. On Saturday, MeerKAT … Read more

HERA joins family of SKA precursors

Written by Mathieu Isidro
HERA joins family of SKA precursors

SKA Global Headquarters, UK, Monday 4 July 2016 – Today the Hydrogen Epoch of Reionization Array (HERA) was granted the status of SKA precursor telescope by SKA Organisation, joining the three other SKA precursor telescopes located on the SKA sites in … Read more

SKA selects the final design of the SKA dish

Written by Joe Diamond
SKA selects the final design of the SKA dish

SKA Global Headquarters, UK – The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Project has selected the design for its dish, opening up the way for the eventual production of hundreds of dishes that will make up the world’s largest radio telescope. “This … Read more

3rd round of SKA IGO negotiations successfully concludes in Rome

Written by Joe Diamond
3rd round of SKA IGO negotiations successfully concludes in Rome

Tuesday 26 April, Rome, Italy – Last week the Accademia dei Lincei in Rome were host to the 3rd round of preparatory negotiations for the transition of the SKA Organisation into an Intergovernmental Organisation (IGO) as part of an ongoing process with the first round … Read more

Parkes telescope granted SKA Pathfinder status

Written by Mathieu Isidro
Parkes telescope granted SKA Pathfinder status

Thursday 7 April 2016, SKA global Headquarters – The iconic Parkes telescope in Australia, run by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), has been granted pathfinder status by SKA Organisation. This announcement welcomes Parkes into the group of other world-leading instruments … Read more

European Commission identifies SKA as a landmark project

Written by Joe Diamond
European Commission identifies SKA as a landmark project

Wednesday 20 April 2016, SKA Headquarters, UK – The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) has been identified as a Landmark Project by the European Commission in its recently published research infrastructure Roadmap 2016, as part of the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI). “Our status as an ESFRI Landmark … Read more

SKA-linked telescopes follow up on LIGO gravitational waves announcement

Written by Mathieu Isidro
SKA-linked telescopes follow up on LIGO gravitational waves announcement

Monday 7 March 2016, SKA Global Headquarters, UK – Several weeks ago, physicists at The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) announced the first direct detection of gravitational waves, 100 years after Albert Einstein predicted their existence. Gravitational waves are ripples in … Read more

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