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Square Kilometre Array

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...

Jacob Zuma lauds SA’s tech sector

South African president Jacob Zuma on Thursday night delivered his annual State of the Nation address, and while he focused on a broad range of issues and shortcomings in South Africa, he did take time to highlight the strides...

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...

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...

Africa will be ready for the SKA project – Dr Jasper Horrell

The recent awarding of part of the SKA (Square Kilometre Array) Project to South Africa is a boon for Africa and while the project will take a couple of years before it actually comes into effect, it is expected to create a lot...

Q&A: SKA’s Associate Director for Science and Engineering

On 25 May 2012 the Members of the SKA Organisation announced that the SKA telescope would be split over Africa and Australia, with a major share of the telescope destined to be built in South Africa. Prof Justin Jonas, Associate...

Old satellites boosting African IT

Mike Gaylard, acting Managing Director of Hartebeeshoek Radio Astronomy Observatory, believes networked radio telescopes could boost information technology infrastructure across the continent. In a public statement released yesterday, Gaylard said the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope South Africa is currently...

South Africa recommended for extraterrestrial research

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 Sydney...

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 continent. The...
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