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Political pressure may split SKA between two continents

Kent posted in on April 11th, 2012.

Political lobbying may claw back some chance for New Zealand to participate in the $US2 billion Square Kilometre Array (SKA), the  world’s biggest telescope array. New Zealand joined Australia in a joint proposal for a trans-Tasman SKA with 3000 radio telescopes — many of them in the Western Australia desert and one or two in […]

AUT’s view into deep space

Peter Griffin posted in on October 12th, 2008.

Chris Barton, one of the Herald’s feature writer’s has a very interesting piece on AUT’s new radio telescope which will be officially launched on Wednesday afternoon. Barton took a spin up to see the newly-completed dish in Warkworth with AUT’s Professor Sergei Gulyaev, who believes the $1 million installation boosts Australia’s chances of winning the […]

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Radio telescopes – the Square Kilometre Array

Peter Griffin posted in on August 28th, 2008.

An international radio telescope powerful enough to pull dual PM backing By Professor Sergei Gulyaev, Director of the Institute for Radiophysics and Space Research, AUT University “New Zealand will offer strong support for Australia’s bid to host the world’s largest radio telescope, the Square Kilometre Array (SKA)” – New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark “This […]

Kiwis back Aussie bid for radio telescope

Peter Griffin posted in on August 19th, 2008.

What is the Square Kilometre Array? A network of antennas working at centimetre to metre wavelengths with 100 times the sensitivity of the largest existing arrays. Australia is jostling for position with South Africa in its bid to host and build what could be the most powerful radio telescope in the world. The Australian plan […]

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