• 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.

    About MeerKATMeerKAT Gallery
  • 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

The SKA will be the largest radio telescope ever built and will produce science that changes our understanding of the universe. The SKA will be collocated in Australia and in Africa. In Africa the SKA will be built in South Africa and eight other African Countries. SKA South Africa (SKA SA) is responsible for the construction of the SKA in South Africa.

SKA SA presents first Array Release 1.5 images taken with MeerKAT 32 to Minister Naledi Pandor

SKA SA Chief Scientist Dr Fernando Camilo and SKA SA Head of Science Commissioning Dr Sharmila Goedhart, released to the Minister of Science and Technology, Naledi Pandor, the recent AR1.5 results, images achieved by using various configurations of the 32 antennas currently operational in the Karoo.

Astroinformatics 2017
7-10 November 2017, Cape Town, South Africa

Astroinformatics 2017 builds on the successful series of meetings devoted to the growing challenge of scientific exploitation of massive and complex data sets from major observational projects at radio, optical and infrared wavelength, and from associated large-scale simulations.

Dr Rob Adam delivers update on SKA SA and MeerKAT to Parliament

Dr Rob Adam, SKA SA Managing Director, delivered an update on the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) and MeerKAT projects in Parliament on Wednesday, 31 May 2017 to the Portfolio Committee on Science and Technology. During her budget speech delivered on 16 May 2017, the Minister of Science and Technology, Naledi Pandor, announced that a total of R693 million has been allocated to SKA for the current financial year.

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SKA South Africa has a number of exciting resources to explore on our website.

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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!

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.