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Virtual Backgrounds

Brighten up your virtual meetings with our selection of SKA backgrounds! You can transport yourself to some of the SKA precursor telescopes and prototypes on site in Australia and South Africa, or to the entrance of SKA Global HQ in the UK. Use the download links to save high-quality versions of each background.

SKA Globe

The SKA project is an international effort to build the world’s largest radio telescope. Credit: SKA Organisation

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SKA Global HQ

External shot of the SKA Global Headquarters and Lovell Telescope. Credit: SKA Organisation/Cassandra Cavallaro

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SKA-Mid prototype

The fully assembled SKA-MPI dish on the South African site. SKA-MPI is funded by the Max Planck Institute for Radioastronomy (MPIfR). Credit: SARAO/Angus Flowers

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SKA-Low prototype

A 20-second exposure showing the Milky Way above the Aperture Array Verification System 2 (AAVS2.0) station. Credit: Michael Goh and ICRAR/Curtin.

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Australian SKA Pathfinder (ASKAP)

Antennas of CSIRO’s ASKAP telescope with the Milky Way overhead. Credit: CSIRO/Alex Cherney

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MeerKAT Telescope

MeerKAT dishes in the Karoo, South Africa. Credit: SARAO

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