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SKA South Africa invests in local people

While the Square Kilometre Array South Africa (SKA SA) may be globally renowned for its cutting-edge science and advanced technology, the project's proudest contribution...

SKA South Africa unveils ‘First Light’ image from outer space

CD Anderson The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope project, near the town of Carnarvon in the remote Northern Cape, revealed the first image of...

Square Kilometre Array book published

The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) global radio telescope project – which includes a first phase site in South Africa – published a book this month on the project's progress. It features photos and analysis from some of the best science, astronomy and engineering minds in the world.

MeerKAT reaches another milestone

Four out of 64 sub-reflectors have been completed for the MeerKAT section of the Square Kilometre Array. And a new sub-reflector manufacturing plant has been opened by Stratosat Datacom outside Johannesburg to build the parts.

South Africa launches first MeerKAT antenna

Max Planck Institute invests in MeerKAT

The German institute is pouring R150-million into building and installing radio receivers on the MeerKAT radio telescope. The project, it says, will grant its scientists access to a world-class facility and its unique unrestricted view on our galaxy, and will boost MeerKAT's scientific potential even further.

SKA: answering the big questions about the universe

Is the universe expanding? What is dark energy? What's the deal with gravity? And the biggest question of all; are we alone? The Square Kilometre Array, which will aim to answer these questions and more, is slowly taking shape in a remote corner of South Africa's starry-skied Karoo.

SKA: answering the big questions about the universe

Is the universe expanding? What is dark energy? What's the deal with gravity? And the biggest question of all; are we alone? The Square Kilometre Array, which will aim to answer these questions and more, is slowly taking shape in a remote corner of South Africa's starry-skied Karoo.

Time-travelling SKA to look back at the birth of stars

Foreign journalists touring South Africa's centres of innovation excellence were given an inside look at the country's Square Kilometre Array project, an international effort to build the largest and most sensitive radio telescope in the world, two-thirds of which are being built right here.

Another milestone in MeerKAT construction

Another milestone in MeerKAT construction

The 64th and final foundation for the MeerKAT radio telescope was poured on Tuesday at South Africa's Square Kilometre Array site in the Northern Cape. The MeerKAT is due to come online in 2016 both as a precursor to the SKA and as one of the most powerful telescopes in the world in its own right.
First Meerkat support structure completed

First Meerkat support structure completed

The first dish support structure for the Meerkat radio telescope, manufactured by South African company Tricom Structures, is ready to be transported to the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) site in Carnavon in the Northern Cape.

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