South Africa's new radio telescope reveals giant outbursts from binary star system
The first scientific paper based on observations performed with South Africa's new KAT-7 radio telescope, has been accepted for publication by the prestigious journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomy Society. This is a significant milestone for South Africa's SKA project. Download the paper | Read the media release
Ground-breaking science and spectacular cosmic images from the PAPER instrument in the Karoo
Scientific studies done with the "PAPER" array, one of the world-class scientific instruments in South Africa's Karoo Radio Astronomy Reserve, is producing ground-breaking science and spectacular cosmic images, resulting in several important articles in top astronomy journals. Read the media release
SKA SA invites bids for the manufacture, supply and delivery of two Ku-band test receivers. Closing date and time: Friday, 17 May 2013 at 11:00.
SKA SA invites bids for the supply, installation, commissioning and release of MeerKAT array optical fibre network. Closing date and time: 7 June 2013 at 12:00.
A number of vacancies are open for application: Senior Astronomer and Project Scientists.
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Our journey to bring the SKA to Africa
Download Our journey to bring the SKA to Africa - A new brochure and poster from the SKA South Africa Project celebrating the highlights of the past ten years.
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Q & A - everything you want to know
Find out everything you wanted to know about the Square Kilometre Array Radio Telescope - or SKA - which will be the world's biggest telescope - and one of the biggest scientific projects - ever! » Read the Q & A
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Mission MeerKAT for kids
Download the Collector's Edition of our cartoon series which includes episodes 1, 2 and 3. The series explains how radio astronomy works and why the pathfinder telescope will be built in the Karoo.