The Members of the international Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project have today (29th April 2015) decided that negotiations should start with the UK government to locate the permanent Headquarters of the future SKA Observatory in the UK, at the University of Manchester’s Jodrell Bank site – current site of the SKA Organisation’s Headquarters.
Members of the SKA partnership were invited to bid to host the Headquarters in 2014. Two bids were received, from Italy and the United Kingdom, both of which were judged to be excellent and suitable for the project’s needs. After consideration, the Members have expressed their preference for the Jodrell Bank site.
A detailed press release providing further details on the future SKA Headquarters will be published tomorrow Thursday April 30.