After three-and-a-half years of negotiations, seven countries - South Africa, Australia, China, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal and the United Kingdom - have signed a treaty in Rome to establish the Square Kilometre Array Observatory and oversee the building and operation of the massive radio telescope project for the next 50 years.
The Birth of the SKA Observatory - the Largest Radio Telescope in the World
Daily Maverick, 12 March 2019
A historic international treaty was signed this week to establish the Square Kilometre Array Observatory, which will oversee the building and operation of the Square Kilometre… Read more »
Some of the 64 radio antennas of the MeerKAT telescope in the Karoo, 90km outside Carnarvon.
South Africa's Kat Has Begun Prowling the Universe
GroundUp, 5 March 2019
The most sensitive telescope in the southern hemisphere, MeerKAT, is tuning into thousands of "radio stations" in search of signals from galaxies and phenomena never explored… Read more »
How the SKA Is Helping South Africa
GroundUp, 24 January 2019
The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project in the Northern Cape is not only about building a radio telescope to tune into the universe. It is also about investing in bright young… Read more »
Karoo Project Will Unlock Universe's Mysteries
A massive but simple telescope is being made from wire mesh, PVC and telephone poles Read more »
2018 will be a watershed year for the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) with the collaborative radio telescope project set to determine how galaxies similar to our own formed billions ... Read more »
The conversion of a Ghanaian communications antenna into a functioning radio telescope has been described as extremely significant for Africa's participation in the Square ... Read more »
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