The Square Kilometre Array: Telescope of the Future

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The Square Kilometre Array: Telescope of the Future


  Last updated February 8, 2018 at 1:29 pm


What will it take to build the world’s largest telescope? Why would we want to do it anyway?

The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) is the telescope of the future, designed to answer the biggest questions humans have ever asked. With experts spanning 20 countries around the globe, the SKA is a time machine, supercomputing powerhouse and engineering challenge all in one.

ICRAR is part of the Australian effort towards the SKA, working with our international colleagues to see this amazing machine become reality.

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ICRAR is an institute of astronomers, engineers and big data specialists supporting the Square Kilometre Array, the world’s largest radio telescope. ICRAR is an equal joint venture between Curtin University and The University of Western Australia, with funding support from the State Government of Western Australia.