n MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa - News from the SKA and KAT - : news notes

Volume 65, Issue 11_12
  • ISSN : 0024-8266



Extracted from text ... news notes News from the SKA and KAT South Africa and Western Australia have been short-listed as the site for the Square Kilometre Array Telescope (SKA). Argentina and China are now out of the race. The proposed site is in the Karoo. This is a mammoth project, with an estimated cost of 1.5 billion Euros and an operating budget of 150 million Euros per year (multiply by about 10 to get Rands). The Karoo Array Telescope (KAT), a demonstrator of SA capability to host the SKA, is progressing and has received generous government funding. The first 15m diameter antenna will ..

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