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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 components of the SKA. 


BrianBoyle.jpgAustralian SKA Project Director Update 

February 2014: The SKA organisation has two key objectives in 2014. First, to advance the final design for the SKA1 guided by the co-hosting and cost-cap decisions. Second, to begin the process of high-level engagement with Governments to secure funding for SKA1. More ...

Latest News

ASKAP produces first spectral line 'data cube'

The CSIRO ASKAP team have this week produced the first spectral line image using six ASKAP antennas installed with innovative phased array feed (PAF) receiver systems. Produced as part of ASKAP's commissioning, the resulting data cube is already demonstrating the success of ASKAP's system design. Read more from CSIRO's news story.

Art and the stars unite at the MRO

Leading astronomers and local indigenous artists have gathered at Australia's SKA site to share stories of the stars to inspire artworks that will tour the globe. The Shared Skies exhibition will bring together traditional artwork from both the Australian and South African SKA sites to tour SKA partner-countries around the world. Read more from the media release.