n MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa - Landmark first group visit to completed MeerKAT

Volume 77 Number 1-2
  • ISSN : 0024-8266


Eighteen members of the Hermanus Astronomy Centre were privileged to be the first group visit to Square Kilometre Array’s (“SKA”) MeerKAT site since the completed installation of all 64 antennae on Friday 24 November. SKA’s Stakeholder Manager, Anton Binneman, was dubious about the possibility of such a visit at all to what is essentially still a construction site. Fortunately John Saunders’ dogged perseverance since the beginning of the year resulted in the landmark visit.

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