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Contact: The SKA Magazine

Contact is the SKA Magazine. Published by the SKA Organisation’s Communications team, it brings together and covers the broad range of SKA activities taking place around the world in a single publication. It was designed for the digital age from the start, and is only available in electronic format. Contact is published via the electronic publishing platform Issuu.

Issue 02: 

Note: If you are unable to access Issuu or would like to access previous publications, you can view the PDF files below:

Contact 01 | Contact 02

If you would like to print Contact, print-ready files are available below. To maintain the magazine’s look and feel, we would recommend printing in A4 format with the following specifications: Cover 250gsm glossy, Inner covers 150gsm glossy, Printed full colour and Saddle stitched.

Contact 01 | Contact 02


Contact: The SKA magazine

Published by the SKAO Communications team.

Editor: William Garnier

Editorial team: Mathieu Isidro, Joe Diamond, Cassandra Cavallaro

Design: Joe Diamond

Based on original design from Carbon Creative.

Submitting an article to Contact

We are eager to showcase the breadth of activities taking place across the SKA world, and as such welcome contributions to Contact from our community! Whether you’re a scientist, engineer, policy-maker, journalist, PhD student or outreach specialist working on or with the SKA, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.  

If you’d like to contribute, please first submit your idea to the SKA Communications team for discussion at We will advise you on the best format for your contribution. There is no submission deadline and you can send your ideas at any time for inclusion in the magazine. SKAO’s Communications team reserve the right to edit and publish contributions at a suitable time, in consultation with the authors. Time-critical contributions will take priority to appear in the following issue. 

Once an idea has been accepted, you will be requested to fill in a submission form. Please familiarise yourself following guidelines. 

For all contributions: Include a short, clear title as well as descriptive captions in plain english and credits for each file. Images should be attached as separate files and submitted in high resolution. Contributions may be submitted into the following categories:

  • Features (Focus on & Insight): Double spread pieces taking an in-depth look at a science result, technology innovation, major event etc. (max. 700 words).
  • News & summaries (In Brief & Events): half-page or single spread round-ups of recent happenings e.g. scientific awards, noteworthy meetings, etc. (around 250 words).
  • Featured images and videos: Eye-catching images or videos along with a brief caption (max. 250 words) and credit details. Including, but not limited to, technology, science results, precursors and pathfinders, SKA sites, etc.
  • Partner publications: We will be pleased to feature links to your SKA-related newsletters – send us a link to the most recent edition.
  • Upcoming events: Let us know the name, date and purpose of the event, and how the SKA is involved in it (e.g. speakers).

Please note that SKA Comms reserves the right to edit submissions prior to publication.