n MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa - Science and Technology Minister Mangena visits SKA Team : news notes

Volume 64, Issue 11_12
  • ISSN : 0024-8266



Extracted from text ... news notes South Africa is bidding to host the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), the next-generation radio telescope being developed by a global consortium of radio astronomers. In preparation, the Karoo Array Telescope (KAT) will be constructed. A description of the telescope appeared in MNASSA, 64(5&6), p 100-101. On 20 October 2005 a delegation led by the Minister of Science and Technology, Mosibudi Mangena, visited the SKA offices in Rosebank, Johannesburg for a briefing on the project. Dr Bernie Fanaroff, the SKA Project Manager, briefed the visitors on progress with SKA and with KAT. SKA engineer Gerhard Petrick then described ..

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