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Probing the Universe with the Square Kilometre Array

Scientists from South Africa are playing a leading role in developing the science which will be done with the world's largest telescope, the Square Kilometre Array. The SKA telescope, to be built in Australia and South Africa, will allow scientists to look far back into the history of the universe and will give much more detail than before on how the universe has evolved over 14 thousand million years. More information will be obtained on how stars, galaxies and clusters of galaxies formed and how they have changed since the Universe was young. This will allow for the plotting of a 3D map of the Universe. Read the release

Invitation: Pre Qualification Applications

Pre Qualification Applications are invited for the provision of financial assistance to support the participation of South African industry and institutions in the Square Kilometre Array South Africa MeerKAT Data Storage Solution Design. Deadline for submission: 6 February 2015. Detailed information

SKA SA eNewsletter

Read the October 2014 issue of the SKA SA eNews. Not yet a subscriber? Don't forget to subscribe!

Provisional awards

Undergraduate and Honours Bursaries, Postdoc Fellowships, Master's and Doctoral scholarships, and National Diploma and BTech bursaries.

Block Grant

Radio Astronomy and Engineering Evaluation of Undergraduate Support Programme Applications - view the Universities

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.
Download: Brochure - PDF | Poster
View: Brochure as a flip mag

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!
» Read the Q & A

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 ...