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Eastern Cape Community Centre artists to join SKA delegation in Australia

As part of an ingenious collaboration between science and indigenous art, three artists from a small community art centre in Nieu-Bethesda in the Eastern Cape have travelled with an engineering delegation from SKA South Africa to Australia for the launch in Perth on 30 September 2014 of the Shared Sky project. This art exhibition will run in parallel with the SKA Engineering meeting in Perth, which brings together the teams from around the world who are working on the design of the first phase of the Square Kilometre Array telescope, to be built from 2018 in South Africa and Australia. Read the release

Block Grant

The SKA SA is pleased to announce that the call for the Undergraduate Support Programme (Block Grant) for 2015 is open. Closing date:
17 October 2014

Bursary Programme

Call for applications for bursaries now open to National Diploma or Bachelor of Technology students. Closing date for applications: 17 October 2014

Request for quotations

SKA SA is looking to appoint a service providers to develop an archaeology resource for public consumption. Deadline: 10 October 2014. More

MeerKAT factsheet

Download the latest factsheet about South Africa's MeerKAT radio telescope currently being built in the Northern Cape. MeerKAT is a precursor to the SKA telescope and will be integrated into the mid-frequency component of SKA Phase 1. Find out about the MeerKAT timeline, manufacturers, how it works, tech specs, and more ...

Our journey to bring the SKA to Africa

Download Our journey to bring the SKA to Africa - A new brochure and poster from the SKA South Africa Project celebrating the highlights of the past ten years.
Download: Brochure - PDF | Poster
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Q & A - everything you want to know

Find out everything you wanted to know about the Square Kilometre Array Radio Telescope - or SKA - which will be the world's biggest telescope - and one of the biggest scientific projects - ever!
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Interactive panoramas of the future site of the SKA

View huge panoramas with fascinating detail of the site of the core of the future SKA radio telescope in South Africa. Zoom in and discover the detail ...