radio astronomy

Another blow to our SKA chances?

A week after Australian newspapers ran reports based on leaked information that South Africa’s bid to host the Square Kilometre Array is favoured over a rival bid from Australia and New Zealand, comes ratification of an EU agreement to partner with African countries on radio astronomy. The adoption by the European Parliament yesterday of Science […]


Is the SKA slipping through our fingers?

It was a bit much to expect the preliminary decision on who will host the next global “big science” project would remain under wraps. And so the papers in Australia yesterday carried the news that the South African bid for the Square Kilometre Array, a $2.7 billion radio telescope project, is favoured over the Australia-New […]