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Media Advisory: Major event in Rome to mark historic moment for world’s largest radio telescope SKA

The Square Kilometre Array Organisation informs members of the media of a special event at the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research in Rome on 12 March at 10:00 UTC, to mark an historic moment in the international SKA project’s development.

Ministers, ambassadors and government officials from more than fifteen countries will gather at the ministry for a formal ceremony, followed by a press conference and interview opportunities.

The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project is an international effort to build the world’s largest radio telescope, led by the SKA Organisation headquartered in the UK. The SKA will be constructed in Australia and South Africa; with a later expansion in both countries and into other African countries. It will help to address fundamental gaps in our understanding of the Universe.

The occasion will be presided over by Italian Minister of Education Marco Bussetti. Chair of the SKA Board of Directors Dr. Catherine Cesarsky, and SKA Organisation Director-General Prof. Philip Diamond will also be in attendance.

The event will be live streamed and available at this link.

A press release will be issued during the event with a media kit containing additional material.



William Garnier
SKA Director of Communications, Outreach and Education

Tel: +44 7814 908932

Mathieu Isidro
SKA Deputy Communications Manager

Tel: +44 7824 016126

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