The Anonymous Widower

The Dominions Stick Together

In some ways it’s one of the best pieces of news for Africa in a long time, but the decision of the SKA organisation to site their new radio telescope in remote parts of Australia, South Africa and New Zealand, is to be welcomed. The details are here on the BBC’s web site.

Milton Nkosi from the BBC says this about the project.

This decision will help to change the perception that Africa is a dark continent full of death and destruction and where little scientific research is carried out.

The telescope will deliver thousands of jobs and will showcase South Africa’s rich history in astronomy.

The SKA will have 3,000 antennas across a vast semi-desert part of South Africa known as the Karoo. The site is already home to seven massive Gregorian dish antennas that form part of the Karoo Array Telescope, or Kat7.

The only thing history tells us about it, is that the project will get bigger. And it will be joined by other large instruments.

May 25, 2012 - Posted by | News | , , , ,


  1. A great project . . . even greater.

    Comment by Steam Lover | May 25, 2012 | Reply

    • All controlled from Manchester.

      Comment by AnonW | May 25, 2012 | Reply

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