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In the coming decades, human beings will, for the first time, have comprehensive maps of the universe, says Roy Maartens, professor and research chair in cosmology at the University of the Western Cape. “If you have surveys [of the skies] from today to, say

Vox Telecom has beaten six other bidders to win a contract from the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) in South Africa to deploy satellite-based Internet access and voice telephony to 300 farmers in areas around the sensitive radio

Telescopes have come a long way since the days when they were all about lone astronomers watching the night sky through their upstairs windows. Today, teams of astrophysicists build and use much more modern instruments

Square Kilometre Array (SKA) South Africa director Bernie Fanaroff will retire at the end of next year. Former South African Nuclear Energy Corporation CEO Rob Adam will take over as “director designate” of the project, which will

A team of South African astronomers have discovered a triple super-massive black hole system, the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) in South Africa said on Wednesday. “The discovery demonstrates that South Africa has the scientific and technical expertise to be a world leader in radio astronomy,” project director

Germany has pulled out of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Organisation, a blow to the project that plans to build the world’s largest radio telescope. But while insiders lament Germany’s withdrawal, they do not see it as a death knell for the project. With thousands of antennae spread across South Africa and Australia

Germany has announced it will withdraw from the Square Kilometre Array organisation (SKA) in June next year, the science & technology ministry has said. “According to the SKA website, Germany informed the SKA on Thursday about its intention to leave the organisation,” spokesman Lunga Ngqengelele said

Three days of rain in the Northern Cape lent a surprisingly green backdrop to Thursday’s inauguration of South Africa’s first MeerKAT antenna, one of 64 that will dot the site. The white-latticed giant stands nearly 20m above the normally arid and empty landscape, gazing at the prototype seven Karoo Array Telescope (KAT-7) dishes

The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope would put South Africa and the continent on the map in a different way, science & technology minister Derek Hanekom said on Wednesday. “We are seeing a mega scientific project, the biggest international scientific project,” he said in Pretoria

Africa’s challenge is to get itself into a proper state of readiness to host the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope, science & technology minister Derek Hanekom told African heads of state on Wednesday in Pretoria. While the spotlight has been on South Africa and Australia sharing the giant telescope, which will comprise