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MeerKAT, SKA to peel back universe’s secrets

One of the world’s largest collaborative science projects is about to enter its most exciting year yet. This will see researchers in a remote stretch of South Africa’s Karoo testing Albert Einstein’s general theory of relativity

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SKA project reaches new milestone

The Square Kilometre Array has reached another milestone, with a significant development that cements the way towards the second phase construction of the giant telescope. The Ghanaian and South African governments on Thursday

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From rural Kenya to a PhD in astronomy

I grew up in a Kenyan village with dark skies and vivid stars. We admired the sky and listened to stories about it told by the elders. There were few expectations that the children in our village would ever understand the sky’s secrets

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Stunning ‘first-light’ images from MeerKAT

Something hugely important is happening in a vast, quiet stretch of the Northern Cape. A new radio telescope operating at just a quarter of its full power is revealing the universe’s secrets one image at a time. MeerKAT will ultimately become

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Set-top box production put on ice

Another delay has hit South Africa’s digital broadcast migration project as the agency behind the roll-out of set-top boxes has temporarily halted production of these devices. Set-top boxes decode digital signals for analogue television sets and

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SA firms churn out 650 000 TV set-top boxes

About 650 000 locally made set-top boxes have been delivered to the Post Office as part of South Africa’s broadcasting digital migration project, the department of communications revealed in parliament on Thursday. The bulk of those boxes

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MeerKAT making waves

Science & technology minister Naledi Pandor says with only 16 dishes launched so far, the MeerKAT is already the best of its kind in the southern hemisphere. The minister said this on Saturday when she went to the Square Kilometre Array

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