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Posts Tagged ‘Square Kilometre Array’

  • Former Director of SKA-SA wins NRF Lifetime Award

    Former Director of SKA-SA wins NRF Lifetime Award

    September 26, 2018 • People, Southern AfricaComments Off on 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 with the...

  • Radio telescope presents biggest ever data challenge

    Radio telescope presents biggest ever data challenge

    September 5, 2018 • Southern AfricaComments Off on 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...

  • Jacob Zuma lauds SA’s tech sector

    February 14, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on 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 made in SA’s...

  • SA’s Square Kilometre Array taking shape

    February 12, 2014 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on 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 construct the foundations over the last...

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

    November 4, 2013 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on 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 its final design. In...

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

    August 28, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on 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 of exciting opportunities...

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

    May 31, 2012 • Features, Top StoriesComments Off on 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 Director: Science and...

  • Old satellites boosting African IT

    March 15, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on 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...

  • 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...

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

    July 27, 2011 • 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...