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When it is complete, the MeerKAT array in South Africa’s Karoo region will include 64 antenna dishes, making it the largest and most sensitive radio telescope in the southern hemisphere. As a forerunner to the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), slated for completion in 2024, MeerKAT will be used by scientists worldwide on a range of research projects, including observing neutral hydrogen gas and molecular hydrogen levels in the early universe; the physics of enigmatic neutron stars; and the nature and behavior of pulsars, dark matter, and the cosmic web… (more)


The SKA SA project supports science and engineering students and researchers around the country for work related to MeerKAT and SKA challenges. A group is working at the University of Cape Town.  Bradley Frank, Prof. Erwin de Blok and Moses Mogotsi… (more)

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