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Former Director of SKA-SA wins NRF Lifetime Award

Today, Dr. Bernard Fanaroff who led the effort for South Africa to win the bid to host the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) telescope ‘which will be world’s largest telescope’ and the design and construction MeerKAT radio telescope, was honoured...

Radio telescope presents biggest ever data challenge

“The MeerKAT telescope is the beginning of the creation of a data monster.” – Professor Russ Taylor, Director of IDIA At a recent Science Café held in Grahamstown, Director of the Inter-University Institute for Data Intensive Astronomy (IDIA) Professor Russ Taylor...

SA’s Square Kilometre Array taking shape

The 64th and final foundation for the MeerKAT telescope antenna was poured yesterday (Tuesday) at South Africa's SKA site in the Karoo. Close to 5 000 m3 of concrete and more than 570 tons of steel were used to...

ICT Country Focus: South Africa

December 2013. As South Africans were forced to come to terms with the passing of former President Nelson Mandela, the significance of this event transcended the immediate implications of a South Africa without the famous global icon and statesman. It...

Intel propels rural areas into Information Age

As part of its collaboration with South Africa’s Square Kilometer Array (SKA), Intel South Africa has launched several community projects in the tiny Karoo town of Carnarvon to propel the surrounding communities into the Information Age. Intel is working with...

350 scientists, 18 nations, 100 insitutions – one revolutionary project

The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Project enters a new era and takes a major step towards the start of the construction of the world's largest radio telescope, after the announcement today of the teams who will be responsible for...

Ghana first in line for SKA-training

Seven Ghanaians arrived in South Africa last week to begin training on the independent operation and maintenance of radio telescopes in Africa. Using a miniature version of a radio telecsope, they will learn how to design, build, operate and...

Foundation laid for SKA’s first MeerKAT

The concrete for the first MeerKAT antenna foundation was poured yesterday (Wednesday 14 August 2013) at South Africa's SKA site in the Karoo. This is the first of 64 similar foundations that will be constructed for this telescope over...

SKA Pre-Construction Phase Request for Proposals released

The International SKA Organisation Project Office issued a request for proposals (RfP) on 12 March 2013 for the SKA Pre-Construction Phase. The RfP is an invitation for international consortia to bid for work packages to design the various components...

South Africa: quest to find computer architecture to handle SKA data

Square Kilometer Array (SKA) South Africa, a business unit of the country’s National Research Foundation is joining ASTRON, the Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy, and IBM in a four-year collaboration to research extremely fast, but low-power exascale computer systems...
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