Shared Sky art exhibition begins in Perth
Shared Sky is a collaborative exhibition of artworks by indigenous and local artists from the areas of Australia and South Africa's SKA sites. It's a celebration of humanity's ancient cultural wisdom, alongside one of the world's greatest scientific and engineering endeavours, the SKA.
The exhibition was officially opened by SKA Director General Prof. Phil Diamond at an event on 30 September at the John Curtin Gallery, in Curtin University, during the 2014 SKA Engineering Conference. Hundreds of people attended the event including featured artists from South Africa and Mid West WA. See photos from the exhibition opening.
The exhibition is open to the public at John Curtin Gallery until 2 November 2014, before heading to South Africa and onwards to SKA partner countries around the world.
Tests on new ASKAP PAF impressive
The preliminary ‘ground-based’ aperture array tests were performed with the new Mk II prototype PAF receiver, and associated digital receivers and beamformers, on site at the Murchison Radio-astronomy Observatory (MRO) in Western Australia. For more information go to http://www.atnf.csiro.au/projects/askap/news_ade_18082014.html