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Meeting of minds

SKA SA-supported PhD and MSc students, postdoctoral fellows and senior local and international researchers met in Stellenbosch for the ninth SKA SA postgraduate bursary conference, from 4 to 8 December. At the first postgraduate bursary conference, which took place in 2006, there were less than 50 delegates in attendance, of who only about 15 were students. In 2014, more than 90 postgraduate students and postdoctoral fellows gave talks on their research, and 30 more presented their research on posters. Read the release

The Max-Planck-Society (MPG) invests 11M€ into the South African MeerKAT radio telescope

2 December 2014 - The Minister for Science and Technology of South Africa and the President of the Max-Planck-Society (MPG) today announced that the MPG and the Max-Planck-Institute for Radio Astronomy (MPIfR) in Bonn will make available a total of €11 million (approximately R150 million) to build and install radio receivers on the South African MeerKAT radio telescope. Read the release

SKA SA eNewsletter

Read the October 2014 issue of the SKA SA eNews. Not yet a subscriber? Don't forget to subscribe!

Provisional awards

Undergraduate and Honours Bursaries, Postdoc Fellowships, Master's and Doctoral scholarships, and National Diploma and BTech bursaries.

Blocked Grant

Radio Astronomy and Engineering Evaluation of Undergraduate Support Programme Applications - view the Universities

MeerKAT factsheet

Download the latest factsheet about South Africa's MeerKAT radio telescope currently being built in the Northern Cape. MeerKAT is a precursor to the SKA telescope and will be integrated into the mid-frequency component of SKA Phase 1. Find out about the MeerKAT timeline, manufacturers, how it works, tech specs, and more ...

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.
Download: Brochure - PDF | Poster
View: Brochure as a flip mag

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!
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Interactive panoramas of the future site of the SKA

View huge panoramas with fascinating detail of the site of the core of the future SKA radio telescope in South Africa. Zoom in and discover the detail ...