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Square Kilometre Array South Africa's tenth Postgraduate Bursary Conference

25 November 2015 - More than 200 postgraduate students, postdoctoral fellows and radio astronomers and engineers from Africa, and from the rest of the world, will converge in Stellenbosch next week for the annual postgraduate bursary conference, hosted by the South African Square Kilometre Array Project (SKA SA). Read the release

Max Planck Society commits €11 million in MeerKAT, SKA SA's pathfinder to SKA

The South African Minister of Science and Technology, Ms Naledi Pandor, attended the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the South African National Research Foundation and the Max Planck Society in respect of the MeerKAT radio telescope project in South Africa. Read the release

Bursary results

Provisional awards for 2016 in the Undergraduate: Radio Astronomy and Engineering Evaluation of Undergraduate Support Programme Applications category.


A number of SKA South Africa vacancies are open for application. Check the application deadlines and apply now!

SKA SA eNewsletter

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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.
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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 ...