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SKA helps NCape develop into radio astronomy region

The Square Kilometre Array puts the Northern Cape’s Carnarvon on the radio astronomy map as host of over 70 radio telescopes.

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SKA Observatory gets go-ahead

Parliament’s science and tech committee approves the convention establishing the Square Kilometre Array Observatory.

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Aug 16, 2019

Local engineers gamify golf sporting experience

Cape-based firm Inrange goes from working on the MeerKAT and SKA projects, to digitising global golf courses.

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Jul 11, 2019

Crucial step in SKA construction complete

A consortium tasked with planning the assembly, integration and verification of the radio telescope has completed its work.

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Quantum computing can solve some SKA problems, says IBM

The company says quantum computing promises to solve physics simulation and pattern discovery problems relevant to the SKA.

3:50

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.

4:20

Digital migration creeps forward

Low-income Northern Cape households migrate to DTT, but it's a drop in the ocean of the digital migration process.

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Environmental licence for SKA phase one gets green light

Government gazettes the environmental policy that makes way for phase one construction of the Square Kilometre Array project.

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SKA team completes key infrastructure designs

The Square Kilometre Array team completes all essential infrastructure designs required for the first phase of the radio telescope project.

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Young SA researchers head to France

Amy-Lee Visagie and Chrislin de Koker's research into astronomy tourism helps secure their participation in an international conference in France.

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SKA initiative upskills students as data scientists

The Square Kilometre Array's human capital programme facilitates the development of 127 bright minds to participate in data management projects.

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New HIRAX telescope to explore dark energy, radio flashes

SA launches HIRAX, a multimillion-rand radio telescope that will help the country take the lead in the new age of radio astronomy and scientific exploration.

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