• 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

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.

Two SKA SA bursary students depart on Australian vacation work programme

Two SKA SA bursary funded students, Tokiso Motoai and Katherine James, have been selected to participate in the first exchange Australian vacation work programme, the CSIRO/SKA SA Undergraduate Vacation Scholarship. On Thursday, 9 February 2017, they will present about their research projects at the Student Symposium.

National and International Non-Traditional Exchange (NINE) Programme 2017

Applications are invited for the National and International Non-Traditional Exchange (NINE) Programme 2017. The NINE is a programme to train and mentor participants in the full science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) spectrum of Radio Astronomy using bilateral partnerships led by the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO).

More to explore

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

SKA SA News
SKA SA Tech News
Resources
Gallery
Videos

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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!

Science & engineering

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.

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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