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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.



September 2017


I was pleased to join Australia’s Science Minister, Senator the Hon Arthur Sinodinos AO, and Western Australian Science Minister, The Hon Dave Kelly MLA, on a tour of Australia’s SKA site last month. Both ministers were impressed by the facilities and infrastructure on site, particularly acknowledging the extensive efforts to establish the Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) and Australian SKA Pathfinder (ASKAP) as SKA precursor telescopes. More...

 

 

Follow the Australian SKA Office on Twitter

 
 

The Australian Square Kilometre Array Twitter page aims to provide you with the latest information on the SKA project and its Australian stakeholders. Through it you can engage with international partners, astronomers, researchers, industry members, and the general public in an online conversation about this transformational project.

 
 
 

 

 
 

 


  
 
 
 
 

News and Updates

 

 

SKA at the International Astronautical Congress

 

The 68th International Astronautical Congress was held in Adelaide, South Australia from 25-29 September 2017. The Australian SKA Office participated in a number of activities during the week, in addition to our presence in the Australian Government exhibition booth.

To find out more and see all the photos, click here.

 

 

Ministers visit SKA site

 

On Wednesday 2 August 2017 the Australian and West Australian Science Ministers toured the Murchison Radio-astronomy Observatory (MRO) to learn about Australia’s preparations for the SKA telescope. During the visit, the Ministers learned about the Australian SKA Pathfinder (ASKAP) telescope, the Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) and the SKA low-frequency test array recently deployed on site. They also toured the MRO Control Building and the on-site off-grid power station.

Read the full story and see photos from the visit here.

 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 



 
  

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