• Register now for SARAO Public Open Day

    In order to provide members of the public with the opportunity to visit MeerKAT and the other radio instruments hosted on the site, SARAO is hosting a Public Open Day on Wednesday, 3 July 2019. Click below for more information and to register.

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  • SKA Consortium completes design of Science Data Processor

    International consortium of computing specialists complete the engineering design work of the Science Data Processor for the Square Kilometre Array Radio Telescope.

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  • Vibrant young South African community poised to use MeerKAT telescope

    South African Radio Astronomy Observatory announces selection of 38 South African-led projects that will use the MeerKAT radio telescope.

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  • NRF/SARAO Congratulates Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) Consortium on First Image of Black Hole.

    The South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO) congratulates the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) Consortium on capturing the first image of the gargantuan black hole at the heart of the distant galaxy Messier 87.

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  • Another milestone towards the construction of the SKA Radio Telescope in South Africa

    The Department of Science and Technology (DST) has welcomed the adoption of the Integrated Environmental Management Plan (IEMP) for phase one of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) in South Africa.

    On Friday, 22 March 2019 the Minister of Environmental Affairs, Ms Nomvula Mokonyane, gazetted the adoption of the Integrated Environmental Management Plan (IEMP) for the Square Kilometre Array Phase 1 Mid-Frequency Array (SKA1_MID) in South Africa.

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  • Founding members sign SKA Observatory Treaty

    South Africa joins countries in signing treaty on the establishment of the SKAO as an intergovernmental legal entity

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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.

SARAO announces Projects approved for MeerKAT Open Time

The South African Radio Astronomy Observatory announced the titles and principal investigators of the accepted first Open Time Call proposals.

Vibrant young South African community poised to use MeerKAT telescope

South African Radio Astronomy Observatory announces selection of 38 South African-led projects that will use the MeerKAT radio telescope.

NRF/SARAO congratulates Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) Consortium on First Image of Black Hole

The South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO) congratulates the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) Consortium on capturing the first image of the gargantuan black hole at the heart of the distant galaxy Messier 87.

Another milestone towards the construction of the SKA radio telescope in South Africa

The Department of Science and Technology (DST) has welcomed the adoption of the Integrated Environmental Management Plan (IEMP) for phase one of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) in South Africa.

SKA Consortium completes design of Science Data Processor

An international consortium of computing specialists, led by the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom, has completed the engineering design work of the Science Data Processor (SDP) for the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Radio Telescope, to the level required for a Critical Design Review (CDR).