Historic Treaty Marks the 'Real Beginning' for Telescope Array

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.

Photo: SARAO

Some of the 64 radio antennas of the MeerKAT telescope in the Karoo, 90km outside Carnarvon.

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