Welcome to SKA

Australia and New Zealand SKA project

The Square Kilometre Array, or SKA, is a global next-generation radio telescope project involving institutions from over 20 countries. The SKA will be the largest and most capable radio telescope ever constructed. During its 50+ year lifetime, it will expand our understanding of the universe and drive technological development worldwide. Australia and southern Africa will each host different SKA components.

Australian SKA Project Director Update  

_JC_9665_3.jpgOct 2014: It was a pleasure to attend the 2014 SKA Engineering Conference at Fremantle from 29 Sept - 2 Oct. A great deal of progress has be made on the SKA design since last year's meeting in Manchester.  The challenge remaining for the SKA Organisation will be to ensure the collected material is sufficiently complete and comprehensive to deliver a robust re-baselined design. More...



News and Updates

Latest Update:

Unlocking the mystery of the first billion years of the universe

Prof Steven Tingay has written a great article on The Conversation about the work of the Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) telescope, which is beginning to uncover the first billion years of the Universe’s life. 

The MWA is a precursor for the low frequency SKA telescope, which will be approximately 100 times bigger than the MWA and promises many more discoveries...  

Read the full article on The Conversation.










Featured News:
Mk II PAF provides significant performance improvement for ASKAP

The latest testing results with the second generation (Mk II) phased-array feed (PAF) receiver at the Murchison Radio-astronomy Observatory have confirmed a significant improvement in sensitivity (2x) and survey speed (4x) compared to the first generation receiver.

The Mk II PAF design builds on lessons learnt with the design, development, construction, and commissioning of the Mk I PAF system.

Congratulations to the ASKAP team! Find out more on the CSIRO media release.