Date archive: 2011

Appointment of SKA Interim Director General announced

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Appointment of SKA Interim Director General announced

10th November 2011, Manchester, UK – The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) telescope project is very pleased to announce that Dr Michiel van Haarlem is to be appointed Interim Director General of the new SKA organisation currently in the final stages … Read more

KAT-7 telescope fitted with 'cold' radio receivers

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KAT-7 telescope fitted with 'cold' radio receivers

The KAT-7 telescope, a prototype for the MeerKAT radio telescope array being built by the SKA South Africa team on the Karoo Astronomy Reserve, has achieved a major milestone. All seven of the dishes have now been successfully fitted with … Read more

Big step forward for SKA

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Big step forward for SKA

A working optical fibre link has been commissioned between CSIRO’s Australian SKA Pathfinder (ASKAP) telescope in Western Australia, and other radio telescopes across Australia and New Zealand. Find out more:www.csiro.au/news/Big-step-forward-for-SKA.html

SKA announces Statement of Mutual Interest with Cisco

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SKA announces Statement of Mutual Interest with Cisco

6 July 2011, Banff, Canada – The Square Kilometre Array Program Development Office (SPDO), headquarters of the SKA radio telescope project, has signed a non binding Statement of Mutual Interest (SoMI) with Cisco. The SoMI offers a framework in which … Read more

Australian government announces SKA Funding

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Australian government announces SKA Funding

10 May 2011 – The Australian Government has announced the provision of $40.2 million over four years to support the Australian-New Zealand bid to host the Square Kilometre Array. View press release

Square Kilometre Array project launches new website

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Square Kilometre Array project launches new website

31 March 2011 Manchester, UK The Square Kilometre Array project launches brand new website. Designed to convey the exciting and inspirational nature of the SKA telescope, the new website gives a clear overview of the science aims and technological challenges … Read more

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