n MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa - Africa celebrates SKA bid outcome : news notes

Volume 71, Issue 5_6
  • ISSN : 0024-8266



"We have always said that we are ready to host the SKA, and the world has listened to us," Ms Naledi Pandor, South Africa's Minister of Science and Technology said at a crowded media briefing on 25 May 2012 in Pretoria. Earlier that day the SKA Organisation announced that a majority share of the iconic SKA telescope would be built in South Africa, with the lion's share of the dishes and dense aperture array destined for the Northern Cape Province. Some dishes and the low-frequency array will be built in Western Australia.

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