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 components of the SKA.
Australian SKA Project Director Update
July 2014: The first half of 2014 has been a productive time for Australia’s SKA preparations as we look towards an important 12 months ahead.
SKA precursor telescopes on Australia’s SKA site continue to perform well with the Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) marking up its first year of full operations and the Australian SKA Pathfinder (ASKAP) showing tremendous promise from early commissioning results. More...