• MeerKAT

    The South African MeerKAT radio telescope, is a precursor to the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) telescope and will be integrated into the mid-frequency component of SKA.

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  • HERA

    HERA (Hydrogen Epoch of Reionisation Array) will attempt to answer one of the biggest scientific questions today: how did the universe come to be?

    About HERA
  • KAT-7

    The seven-dish MeerKAT precursor array, KAT-7, is the world’s first radio telescope array consisting of composite antenna structures.

    About KAT-7
  • SKA in Africa

    Thousands of SKA antenna dishes will be built in South Africa (in the Karoo, not far from the small town called Carnarvon), with outstations in other parts of South Africa, as well as in eight African partner countries

    The ProjectThe Location

We are building the Square Kilometre Array radio telescope (SKA), located in South Africa and eight other African countries, with part in Australia. The SKA will be the largest radio telescope ever built and will produce science that changes our understanding of the universe.

MeerKAT First Light image

The MeerKAT First Light image of the sky shows unambiguously that MeerKAT is already the best radio telescope of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere. Array Release 1 (AR1) provides 16 of an eventual 64 dishes integrated into a working telescope array.
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Our Vacancies

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

Questions & answers

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!

Science & engineering

The Hydrogen Epoch of Reionisation Array (HERA) was granted the status of SKA precursor telescope by SKA Organisation, joining the three other SKA precursor telescopes located on the SKA sites in Australia and South Africa.

Bursary applications for 2017

Don’t miss out on applying for the 2017 bursaries, grants and postdoctoral fellowships.

Doctoral and Masters
Prospective Supervisors
Undergraduate and Honours
Undergraduate Block Grant
National Diploma

Recent Photographs

We have an extensive gallery of photographs and videos for you to view about MeerKAT, KAT-7, HERA, the Karoo site and more.

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