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.
August 2015: Australia continues to contribute strongly towards establishing a construction-ready site, an agreed telescope design and the development of an SKA Treaty between partner countries.
The pathfinder telescopes at Australia’s site have been extremely busy over recent months, featuring in the media for accomplishments including the detection of a 5 billion year-old signal, the sale of PAF receiver technology and the planned 10-fold upgrade of the MWA telescope. More...