• 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

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.

Ghana and South Africa celebrate first success of African network of telescopes

The Ministries of Ghana and South Africa announce the combination of ‘first light’ science observations which confirm the successful conversion of the Ghana communications antenna from a redundant telecoms instrument into a functioning Very Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI) radio telescope.

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.

MeerKAT makes its debut scientific contribution on an international collaboration and major discovery

An unprecedented international collaboration of telescopes has lead to the first direct detection of gravitational waves – ripples in space and time – in addition to light from the spectacular collision of two neutron stars. The discovery marks the first time that a cosmic event has been viewed in both gravitational waves and light.

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!

Newsletters

SARAO News – South African Radio Astronomy Observatories news.

SKA SA News – SKA SA activities, projects, progress and outreach activities.

AVN News – News about the SKA African partner countries.

SKA SA Tech News – Reports exciting science and technology developments.

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.