SKA News & Press

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

SKA awarded €5M funding from the European Union

Written by Mathieu Isidro
SKA awarded €5M funding from the European Union

Monday 22 February 2015, SKA Global Headquarters, UK – The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project has been awarded €5M from the European Union’s Research and Innovation programme Horizon 2020 to further advance some of its activities. The EU-allocated funding will … Read more

On LIGO, the hunt for gravitational waves and the SKA

Written by Mathieu Isidro
On LIGO, the hunt for gravitational waves and the SKA

Thursday 11 February 2016, SKA Global Headquarters, UK – SKA Organisation would like to congratulate colleagues at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) for their detection of gravitational waves – the ripples in the fabric of space-time predicted by Einstein in … Read more

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

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