The Square Kilometre Array, or SKA, is a next-generation radio telescope involving institutions from over 20 countries. The SKA will be the largest and most capable radiotelescope ever constructed. During its 50+ year lifetime, it will expand our understanding of the universe and drive technological development worldwide.
On 25 May 2012, the SKA Organisation announced that Australia-New Zealand and southern African will each host components of the SKA telescope.
|Australia and New Zealand Project Director Update |
For the SKA project, 2012 was a pivotal year with key decisions made and many milestones met. Amongst these were the decision to co-host the SKA in Australia and Africa, the appointment of a new SKA Director General and and the formal acceptance of Canada, Sweden and Germany as members, and India as an associate member, of the international SKA Organisation.
And progress looks set to continue into 2013 with a number of exciting events scheduled to progress the SKA in Australia and internationally. Here are some to keep an eye out for: ... more