The Karoo will soon become a key site in the hunt for aliens

2018-10-03 10:09

South Africa’s radio telescope is joining an international initiative that is seeking signs of intelligent life in the universe.

Watch: The quietest town in America — where cellphones are forbidden

2018-08-22 10:38

The area is home to the largest steerable telescope in the world.

SA celebrates MeerKAT launch with dramatic Milky Way black hole image

2018-07-13 09:02

South Africa has officially unveiled its MeerKAT radio telescope and it has produced the clearest image yet of the super massive black hole at the centre of the Milky Way galaxy.

New Milky Way map to help explain how galaxies form

2016-10-20 17:55

A new super-detailed hydrogen map of the Milky Way could help explain the mystery of how galaxies form.

Big cash boost for Karoo astronomy

2016-09-14 15:39

Radio astronomy in Karoo is set for a boost with a substantial capital injection.

Bill Nye explains evolution - with emojis

2014-12-15 14:00

Science educator Bill Nye in an online YouTube video has taken to the internet to teach evolution - with emojis.

Joburg facility moves SKA project forward

2014-11-07 11:25

Construction of the Square Kilometre Array project is boosted by a new manufacturing facility.

SA discovers triple black hole system

2014-06-26 07:20

A team of South African astronomers have discovered a triple super-massive black hole system, the Square Kilometre Array SA has said.

Alien signal likely interference, says top astronomer

2014-04-22 13:29

The controversial and unexplained Wow! Signal from decades ago may have been interference, says a top radio astronomer.

'We will find ET'

2014-03-24 10:00

The fact that new technologies are helping astronomers find more extrasolar planets means that it's just a matter of time before extraterrestrial life is found, a top astronomer has said.


Amazing satellite photos show how alien trees are being wiped out in Cape Town

2018-09-20 07:31

A data scientist is using satellite imagery to provide reliable long-term data to measure efforts to make space for indigenous vegetation, and curb water lost to alien invaders.

An astounding image of the massive black hole at the centre of our galaxy, courtesy of Africa's new super telescope

2018-07-13 10:24

The composite captures the Milky Way, 25,000 light-years away from Earth.

Spain boosts cash-strapped mega telescope plan in South Africa and Australia

2018-06-20 16:12

Spain has joined 10 other countries in the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) organisation.

Karoo telescope project attracts $9.5m investment

2016-10-03 18:56

Increased interest in the Square Kilometre Array SKA telescope project in the Karoo has led to an investment of $9.5m by the University of California.

SKA broadband centre opens in PE

2015-03-27 09:02

A new broadband centre intended to support the work of the Square Kilometre Array has been opened at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University.

MeerKAT telescope gets R150m German investment

2014-12-02 17:10

The South African MeerKAT radio telescope, which is part of the SKA project, has received a R150m investment from Germany's Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy.

SKA builders warn on fracking interference

2014-09-03 15:54

The builders of the Square Kilometre Array radio telescope in the Northern Cape hope to co-exist with shale gas prospectors, but if needs be, will invoke astronomy laws to protect their interests.

Germany dumps SKA

2014-06-06 22:23

Germany has announced it will withdraw from the Square Kilometre Array organisation (SKA) in June next year.

SA unveils MeerKAT technology, broadband

2014-03-27 13:13

Minister of Science and Technology Derek Hanekom has officially launched the first telescope that will make up the MeerKAT instrument in the Northern Cape province.

First MeerKAT dish to be unveiled soon

2014-03-18 12:30

South Africa is pushing ahead with the country's most ambitious science project as the first MeerKAT instrument is unveiled.

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