Thursday, 13 May 2010

:MeerKAT, South Africa's new radio telescope takes its first picture

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South Africa is building an 80-dish radio telescope - "MeerKAT" - in the Karoo, as part of a global effort to develop the technologies required for the planned Square Kilometre Array.  MeerKAT should be complete around 2013, but the first four dishes have already been connected - for more, visit

Claire Flanagan
Jhb Planetarium