MeerKat radio telescope

 
A big moment for Africa: Why the MeerKAT and astronomy matter
A big moment for Africa: Why the MeerKAT and astronomy matter
Astronomy in Africa will take a giant leap forward with the...
For tech to be funded, it must improve lives
For tech to be funded, it must improve lives
Technology can’t solve problems. Neither can data, for that matter. It can’t plug the holes of governance and political will but, without it,...
MeerKAT's astounding hearing is already eavesdropping on the universe
MeerKAT's astounding hearing is already eavesdropping on the universe
A focal point of South Africa’s scientific ambition, the Square Kilometre Array (SKA),...
New telescope MeerLicht to observe transients
New telescope MeerLicht to observe transients
It can happen in the blink of an eye: millions of light years away a star collapses in on itself. From Earth, that cataclysmic event is only a...
SKA gives high-tech firms a boost
SKA gives high-tech firms a boost
Rows of racks hum in an underground bunker, hidden from the sun and the sensitive radio antennae that dot the desert landscape in the Northern...
All systems go for SKA
All systems go for SKA
African ministers of science and technology will return home this week with a plan to ready their countries for the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) and...
World reaches for the stars in SA
World reaches for the stars in SA
Dust rises from the tyres of a brimming trailer as a bakkie trundles slowly over dry farm roads in the Northern Cape. Antennae and receivers are...
What price a peek at the galaxy?
What price a peek at the galaxy?
Square Kilometre Array (SKA) scientists and engineers are at this moment trying to predict what the world will look like in 2020. More than 350 of...
Initial estimate puts SKA giant telescope "three times over budget"
Initial estimate puts SKA giant telescope "three times over budget"
The initial costing for the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) telescope is three times the capped budget, coming in at €1.8-billion (R25.5-billion)....
German institute's R150m boost for MeerKAT telescope
German institute's R150m boost for MeerKAT telescope
Germany's Max-Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy is to commit R150-million to the construction and installation of radio receivers on South...
Recovery plan puts MeerKAT back on track by end of 2015
Recovery plan puts MeerKAT back on track by end of 2015
The MeerKAT, South Africa’s 64-dish radio telescope that will form part of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), would be back on schedule by the end...
SA's first MeerKAT antenna launched
SA's first MeerKAT antenna launched
Three days of rain in the Northern Cape lent a surprisingly green backdrop to Thursday's inauguration of South Africa's first MeerKAT...

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