Date archive: 2013

First absorption line for the SKA precursor ASKAP

Written by William Garnier
First absorption line for the SKA precursor ASKAP

4 December 2013, Sydney, Australia –  CSIRO’s ASKAP commissioning team has achieved a new science demonstration with the first HI absorption line measured with ASKAP antennas at the Murchison Radio-astronomy Observatory (MRO) in Western Australia. The result successfully demonstrates that the … Read more

SKA Organisation DG catches up on SKA developments in Africa

Written by William Garnier
SKA Organisation DG catches up on SKA developments in Africa

3 December 2013, SKA Headquarters, Jodrell Bank Observatory, UK – Professor Phil Diamond, director-general of the SKA Organisation, visited South Africa at the end of November and had an exciting -though very busy- schedule. During his visit he had the opportunity to interact … Read more

Outcomes of the SKA Board Meeting on the 28-29 October 2013

Written by William Garnier
Outcomes of the SKA Board Meeting on the 28-29 October 2013

Notes from the Chair of the SKA Board Meeting of the Board of Directors of the SKA Organisation Best Western Hotel, Doha, Qatar 28-29 October 2013 The Directors of the SKA Organisation met at Best Western Hotel, Doha, Qatar on … Read more

National awards recognise engineering excellence of the ASKAP PAF

Written by William Garnier
National awards recognise engineering excellence of the ASKAP PAF

21 November 2013, Sydney, Australia – CSIRO’s innovative new phased array feed (PAF) receiver system, developed for ASKAP, the SKA and radio astronomy, has taken home a national Engineers Australia Engineering Excellence Award at a ceremony in Canberra last night. … Read more

SKA boost for education in the Karoo

Written by William Garnier
SKA boost for education in the Karoo

20 November 2013, SKA South Africa Office, Carnarvon, South Africa – The Department of Science and Technology and SKA South Africa unveiled yesterday two community initiatives that will provide exciting new ICT solutions and learning resources to this remote Karoo region. These … Read more

PAF system of the SKA precursor telescope ASKAP wins Excellence award

Written by William Garnier
PAF system of the SKA precursor telescope ASKAP wins Excellence award

23 September 2013, Sydney, Australia –   ASKAP’s innovative new receiver technology – the phased array feed (PAF) – has picked up the ‘Innovations and Inventions’ award at the Sydney branch Engineering Excellence Awards ceremony for Engineers Australia. CSIRO’s ASKAP telescope is designed to … Read more

UK science minister to visit SKA project in Karoo, South Africa

Written by William Garnier
UK science minister to visit SKA project in Karoo, South Africa

10 September 2013, Cape Town, South Africa –   Tomorrow, 11 September 2013, the UK Minister of State for Universities and Science, The Right Honourable David Willetts, will be touching down on South Africa’s new, all-weather, landing strip in the Karoo, where … Read more

Outcomes of the SKA Board Meeting on 24-25 July 2013

Written by William Garnier
Outcomes of the SKA Board Meeting on 24-25 July 2013

Notes from the Chair of the SKA Board Meeting of the Board of Directors of the SKA Organisation SKA Headquarters, Jodrell Bank Observatory, UK 24-25 July 2013 The Directors of the SKA Organisation met at SKA HQ on 24-25 July … Read more

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