Posts Tagged ‘telescope’

  • A widefield image showing the SKA Australia Survey Telescopes (image: SKA)

    First antennas for MeerKAT launched

    March 28, 2014 • Top StoriesComments Off on First antennas for MeerKAT launched

    The first of 64 antennas that will make up South Africa’s new radio telescope – MeerKAT – has been officially launched by South Africa’s Minister of Science and Technology, Derek Hanekom. The Minister also officially opened the specialised...

  • South Africa recommended for extraterrestrial research

    March 12, 2012 • Top StoriesComments (3)

    The rivalry between South Africa and Australia is reaching beyond the sportsfield into the extraterrestial these days. A scientific panel has selected South Africa over Australia as the best site for the proposed Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project, The...

  • Will Africa clinch SKA telescope deal?

    September 15, 2011 • Top StoriesComments (1)

    South Africa, in partnership with eight other African countries, will compete with Australia and New Zealand in a race to win the bid to host the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), set to be one of the most powerful telescopes in the world. According to the...

  • Q & A: Intel VP on Africa’s suitability for SKA telescope

    July 27, 2011 • Software, Top StoriesComments Off on Q & A: Intel VP on Africa’s suitability for SKA telescope

    Vice President and General Manager, EMEA at Intel corporation, Christian Morales, discusses his company’s involvement in the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Africa project, as well as their commitment to the development of science and technology on the...

  • Intel throws its weight behind African SKA bid

    July 26, 2011 • Top StoriesComments Off on Intel throws its weight behind African SKA bid

    The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Africa project has entered a new exciting phase with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between technology giant Intel and the South African Department of Science and Technology, held on the 26 of July at...