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.jpgMarch 2015: I recently attended the SKA Board and Members meetings (3-6 March) where the outcome of the ‘rebaselining’ process to shape the design of the SKA was discussed and adopted as a starting point for intergovernmental negotiations to fund the construction and operations of the SKA.

The SKA will still remain the world’s most powerful radio telescope when it is built. More...


News and Updates

Latest Update:

Initial ASKAP results are in!

Three early scientific results from the Australian SKA Pathfinder telescope were unveiled at the OzSKA conference yesterday, all showing promise for outcomes for big future projects for the SKA precursor.

CSIRO teams have identified what appear to be dark clouds of hydrogen gas associated with a galaxy, observed an unusually inactive pulsar, and detected a five-billion-year-old radio signal from a distant galaxy.

These results indicate ASKAP’s great capabilities at its extremely radio-quiet home, the Murchison Radio-astronomy Observatory, and the quality work done by CSIRO researchers.









Featured News:

ASKAIC members collaborate to open Innovation Centre

Sparked by ideas generated during meetings and discussions of the Australian Government’s Australasian SKA Industry Cluster, Cisco has just announced it will invest $US15 million to open its eighth Internet of Everything Innovation Centre, in Australia.

The new centre will focus on big data research, prototyping innovative new concepts, and features and functionalities in the Internet of Everything (IoE) space. It will also provide dedicated space to demonstrate IoE in action and open areas where Cisco experts, customers, start-ups, open communities, researchers, entrepreneurs and technology enthusiasts are invited to work and brainstorm on new ideas and technologies.