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Towards an African Network of Radio Telescopes

AFRICANGLOBE - South African scientists, with government backing, are working on a project to redundant telecommunication dishes spread out over a number of African countries in order to create an African network of radio telescopes.

South Africa in New Deep Space Collaboration

AFRICANGLOBE - As the first results from the European Space Agency's Planck satellite were being released last week, astronomers at the Hartebeesthoek Radio Astronomy Observatory (HartRAO) near Johannesburg were working on a new radio telescope that will also shed new light on the earliest moments of the universe.

South Africa, Australia to Share World’s Largest Telescope Project

The Members of the SKA Organisation today agreed on a dual site solution for the Square Kilometre Array telescope, a crucial step towards building...

South Africa Optimistic About Radio Telescope Bid

Billoins of rands will flow into South Africa if it and eight African partner countries win the bid to host the Square Kilometre Array...

South Africa Submits Final Bid for SKA

South Africa has submitted its bid documents to host the €1.5-billion Square Kilometre Array (SKA), the world's most powerful radio telescope – arguably the country's most important contest since its successful bid to host the 2010 Fifa World Cup.

South Africa Building The Southern Hemisphere's Largest Radio Telescope

The MeerKAT radio telescope being built by the South African team preparing SA's bid for hosting the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) has passed its first test with flying colours.