SKA News & Press

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

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

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