South Africa Waits for Outcome of Telescope Bid


South Africa will have to wait to see whether its bid to host the Square Kilometre Array has succeeded.
  • South Africa:  SKA Host Decision 'To Be Negotiated'

    SouthAfrica.info, 22 March 2012

    South Africa will have to wait to see whether its bid to host the -1.5-billion Square Kilometre Array (SKA) has succeeded, as the 4 April meeting of the SKA Organisation member ... read more »

Photo: SKA Africa

This map shows where the thousands of dish-like antennae and other infrastructure of the telescope would be situated.

  • South Africa:  Rallies Support to Host SKA, Ahead of Announcement

    BuaNews, 22 March 2012

    The announcement on which country will win the bid to host the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) telescope is expected to take place next month, says Cabinet spokesperson Jimmy Manyi. read more »

  • South Africa:  New 'First' for Africa's Ska Prototype

    BuaNews, 16 March 2012

    South Africa's KAT-7 telescope - a seven-dish array which is a precursor to the much larger MeerKAT telescope and a prototype for the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) - has reached ... read more »

  • South Africa:  New 'First' for Africa's Square Kilometre Array Prototype

    SouthAfrica.info, 15 March 2012

    South Africa's KAT-7 telescope, a seven-dish array which is a precursor to the much larger MeerKAT telescope and a prototype for the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), has reached ... read more »

  • South Africa:  SKA, IBM to 'Go Big' in Space

    SouthAfrica.info, 7 March 2012

    Square Kilometre Array (SKA) South Africa has announced plans to work with multinational tech giant IBM to develop a next-generation "big data" platform for analyzing massive ... read more »

  • Rwanda:  SKA - to the Sky and Back

    The New Times, 5 March 2012

    SKA is a cool initialism for the 'Square Kilometre Array' consisting of thousands of small antennae that simulate a single telescope. It is to be built in the Southern Hemisphere ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Northern Cape Premier Urges People to Support SKA Bid

    BuaNews, 23 February 2012

    Acting Premier Grizelda Cjiekella has called on the people in the Northern Cape to support the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) bid. read more »

  • South Africa:  Learners Called to Enter SKA Competition

    BuaNews, 6 February 2012

    The Department of Science and Technology (DST) is calling on learners in Grades 4 to 11 to enter a competition aimed at raising awareness of South Africa's bid to host the Square ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Country Drums Up Support for SKA Bid

    BuaNews, 15 November 2011

    Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor today launched a national campaign to build support for the bid to host the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) in South Africa. read more »

  • Africa:  'Full Moon Fever' for Continent's SKA Bid

    SouthAfrica.info, 15 November 2011

    South Africa has launched a "Full Moon Fever" campaign as part of a series of events leading up to the announcement of the host of the -1.5-billion Square Kilometre Array (SKA) ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Campaign to Create Awareness Around the Radio Telescope Bid

    South African Government, 15 November 2011

    Minister of Science and Technology, Naledi Pandor, today launched a national campaign in a bid to drum up support for the bid to host the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) in South ... read more »

  • South Africa:  SKA Reaches New Heights

    BuaNews, 3 October 2011

    South Africa's readiness to host the world's largest radio telescope - the Square Kilometer Array (SKA) - has reached new heights with the country's historical hosting of the 62th ... read more »

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