Launch of SKA Observatory signals new era for radio astronomy
The new observatory, known as SKAO, is the world’s second intergovernmental organisation to be dedicated to astronomy.
SA’s MeerKAT telescope discovers two ‘monster’ galaxies
These galaxies are among the largest single objects in the universe and are thought to be quite rare.
South Africa’s MeerKAT solves mystery of ‘X-galaxies’
Previous studies of these unusual galaxies lacked the high-quality imaging provided by the recently completed MeerKAT telescope, says SARAO.
MeerKAT telescope discovers universe’s ‘unknown unknowns’
The radio telescope finds a fascinating galaxy residing in the Norma cluster of galaxies, and one of the brightest objects in the southern sky.
MeerKAT telescope gets R800m for 20 new dishes
The investment in the MeerKAT extension is split roughly into two equal contributions of R400 million by SA and Germany.
Crucial step in SKA construction complete
A consortium tasked with planning the assembly, integration and verification of the radio telescope has completed its work.
SKA gets ability to monitor sky in unprecedented detail
An international consortium has completed the engineering design work of the Square Kilometre Array's science data processor.
Young South Africans chosen to use MeerKAT telescope
The South African Radio Astronomy Observatory selects local projects that will use the MeerKAT radio telescope in the Northern Cape.