Higher Education, Science and Innovation Minister, Blade Nzimande, has announced that 20 additional dishes will be allocated to the MeerKAT radio telescope array. The project, a precursor to the larger Square Kilometer Array which will see participation from multiple southern African nations, has already provided images of a supermassive black hole at the centre of the Milky Way galaxy. The new dishes, which will cost U.S.$55.4 million, will expand the reach of the project’s research area.
Meerkat Telescope to Be Expanded By 20 Dishes
SAnews.gov.za, 27 July 2020
Higher Education, Science and Innovation Minister, Dr Blade Nzimande, says the 64-dish MeerKAT, the pre-cursor to the Square Kilometer Array (SKA), will be expanded by 20 dishes at… Read more »
Govt of SA, 24 July 2020
Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Dr Blade Nzimande, on the occasion of the Department of Science and Innovation budget vote presentation at the National… Read more »
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South Africa has launched the first of 64 antennas that will make up the MeerKAT radio telescope, the country’s precursor to the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), planned to be the … Read more »
Some of the 64 radio antennas of the MeerKAT telescope in the Karoo (file photo).