SA’s MeerKAT makes discovery of astronomical proportions
The South African Radio Astronomy Observatory confirms the MeerKAT radio telescope has discovered a group of 20 galaxies.
Green light for R34bn SKA telescopes construction in SA, Australia
The SKA Observatory member states approve the start of construction of the Square Kilometre Array telescopes in South Africa and Australia.
SA’s MeerKAT radio telescope makes new discovery
The powerful telescope produces a striking image showing a combination of cosmic features never before seen, revealing unexpected details of radio galaxies.
Global opportunities open for local data science talent
It’s a great time to be a data scientist in SA, says Shaun Dippnall, CEO of Explore Group, noting the pandemic’s impact on data analytics recruitment.
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.
New protocol for quantum computers tackles noise issue
Researchers develop a protocol that will help deal with the issue of noise in quantum computers so that they can handle more complex problems.
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.
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.
SKA Observatory gets go-ahead
Parliament’s science and tech committee approves the convention establishing the Square Kilometre Array Observatory.