Date archive: 2014

Astronomical Investment for the SKA

Written by Mathieu Isidro
Astronomical Investment for the SKA

From the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research in Perth, Western Australia: The University of Western Australia and the National Astronomical Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences (NAOC), have signed an agreement that will see up to 50 Chinese PhD students visit … Read more

Outcomes Of The 15th SKA Board Meeting

Written by Mathieu Isidro
Outcomes Of The 15th SKA Board Meeting

The Directors of the SKA Organisation held a meeting on 15-16 October 2014 at Hotel Novotel Guiyang Downtown, Guiyang, China for the 15th meeting of the Board of Directors. Notes from the Chair of the SKA Board, 15th Meeting of … Read more

Shared Sky launch: a success

Written by Mathieu Isidro
Shared Sky launch: a success

A collaborative painting from Aboriginal Yamaji Artists from Western Australia and a collaborative quilt from South African indigenous artists exposed at the Shared Sky exhibition   Under Perth’s own starry sky and amidst the smoke of sandalwood and wild mint, … Read more

The Shared Sky art/astronomy exhibition gets launched in Perth

Written by Mathieu Isidro
The Shared Sky art/astronomy exhibition gets launched in Perth

A collaborative painting from Aboriginal Yamaji Artists from Western Australia and a collaborative quilt from South African indigenous artists exposed at the Shared Sky exhibition Today, the international SKA project is launching Shared Sky – its international art/astronomy exhibition – at … Read more

China completes its prototype dish for the SKA

Written by Mathieu Isidro
China completes its prototype dish for the SKA

On 18 August 2014, Professor Philip Diamond, Director General of the SKA Organisation, accompanied by Mrs. Zhao Jing from the SKA China Office of the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology visited the 54th Research Institute of China Electronics Technology … Read more

Upgrade for SKA precursor telescope in Australia

Written by Mathieu Isidro
Upgrade for SKA precursor telescope in Australia

On September 4, the first full-size second generation (Mk II) phased array feed (PAF) receiver was installed on an antenna at the Australian SKA site – the Murchison Radio-astronomy Observatory in Western Australia. This marked a new milestone in the development … Read more

French NenuFAR telescope granted SKA Pathfinder status

Written by Mathieu Isidro
French NenuFAR telescope granted SKA Pathfinder status

The SKA Organisation has officially recognised NenuFAR, a French radio telescope, as a Pathfinder Project of the SKA telescope.  NenuFAR, which stands for New Extension in Nançay Upgrading LOFAR, is a new low-frequency radio telescope under construction at the Nançay Observatory … Read more

Preliminary tests on new ASKAP receiver show promising results

Written by Mathieu Isidro
Preliminary tests on new ASKAP receiver show promising results

The first results from ground-based system tests on the full-size second generation (Mk II) phased array feed (PAF) receiver for the Australian SKA Pathfinder telescope ASKAP have indicated impressive system temperature performance. The preliminary ‘ground-based’ aperture array tests were performed with … Read more

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