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  • Ghana Completes Radio Telescope Conversion For Square Kilometre Array

    SKA radio telescope - square kilometre array By Peter Pedroncelli, 4:34 am

    In an important milestone for the Square Kilometre Array project, Ghana has successfully converted a redundant telecommunications antenna into a functioning radio telescope. The 32m converted telecommunications antenna at the Ghana Intelsat Satellite Earth Station at Kutunse is now operational as a very long baseline interferometry (VLBI) radio telescope, forming part of plans for the Square Kilometre Array.

  • Opinion: World’s Largest Radio Telescope Will Continue African Astronomy Tradition

    By Dana Sanchez, 10:18 am

    The Square Kilometre Array will be a groundbreaking, continent-wide telescope with the processing power of about 100 million personal computers. It’s expected to test Einstein’s theory of gravity and stimulate interest in citizen astronomy across Africa, which has a rich tradition of watching the night skies. You don’t need a doctorate to count stars in constellations to determine light pollution. Volunteers can identify and track solar storms.

  • Cisco Invests $5M In South Africa’s SKA, Plans To Be Tech Partner

    By Staff, 2:00 am

    One of the challenges facing the Square Kilometer Array telescope is how to manage the huge volume of data it is expected to generate — about 10 times the data generated by global Internet traffic. Cisco’s involvement is expected to help the SKA South Africa office figure out how to manage the data collected by the instrument. Cisco will also play a role in providing broadband solutions to South Africa.

  • S. Africa Scores World’s Biggest Telescope, $2B Project

    By Dana Sanchez, 9:30 am

    How does the universe evolve? How do galaxies evolve? Is there life in the universe? Justin Jonas with Square Kilometer Array South Africa says the world’s current telescopes can’t answer these questions. With the new $2 billion SKA telescope project, the world can expect some groundbreaking discoveries, he said.

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