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UK Science Minister visits SKA HQ

Written by Cassandra Cavallaro
UK Science Minister visits SKA HQ

SKA Global Headquarters, Thursday 16 May 2019 – The UK Science Minister Chris Skidmore MP visited the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Global Headquarters Tuesday 14 May.  Following a speech at the Global Innovation Summit in Manchester, the UK’s Minister of … Read more

UK-led Science Data Processor consortium concludes work

Written by Mathieu Isidro
UK-led Science Data Processor consortium concludes work

SKA Global Headquarters, 9 May 2019 – The SKA’s Science Data Processor (SDP) consortium has concluded its engineering design work, marking the end of five years’ work to design one of two supercomputers that will process the enormous amounts of data … Read more

New Director of Operations for world’s largest radio telescope

Written by Mathieu Isidro
New Director of Operations for world’s largest radio telescope

Monday 6 May 2019, SKA Global Headquarters, UK – A new Director has been appointed to lead the Square Kilometre Array’s operations as the project wraps up design activities and prepares to enter its construction phase. Following the retirement of … Read more

The SKA link to the Event Horizon Telescope black hole image

Written by Cassandra Cavallaro
The SKA link to the Event Horizon Telescope black hole image

SKA Global Headquarters, Jodrell Bank, UK, 15 April 2019 – The first ever image of a black hole released by the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) Collaboration was made possible thanks to VLBI, a technique the SKA will take full advantage of. … Read more

International SKA science conference kicks off

Written by Mathieu Isidro
International SKA science conference kicks off

Alderley Park, Cheshire, UK, Monday 8th of April 2019 – Close to 300 astronomers from 20 countries have come together in Cheshire, UK for the international SKA science conference New Science enabled by New Techniques in the SKA era, looking at … Read more

SKA Project Scientist Dr. Evan Keane awarded MERAC Prize

Written by Cassandra Cavallaro
SKA Project Scientist Dr. Evan Keane awarded MERAC Prize

SKA Organisation Headquarters, 18 March 2019 – SKA Organisation Project Scientist Dr. Evan Keane has been awarded the European Astronomical Society’s (EAS) 2019 MERAC Prize for Observational Astrophysics, in recognition of his work on radio transients. The prize, which is … Read more

Founding Members sign SKA Observatory treaty

Written by Cassandra Cavallaro
Founding Members sign SKA Observatory treaty

Rome, Italy, Tuesday 12th of March 2019 – Countries involved in the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Project have come together in Rome for the signature of the international treaty establishing the intergovernmental organisation that will oversee the delivery of the … Read more

Celebrating International Women’s Day

Written by Cassandra Cavallaro
Celebrating International Women's Day

SKA Global Headquarters, 11 March 2019: The SKA has many talented women working across the project, in science, engineering, computing, project management and many other roles, based at SKA Global Headquarters in the UK and in our partner organisations around … Read more

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