CSIRO’s Square Kilometre Array (SKA) update

CSIRO’s Square Kilometre Array (SKA) update

The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project is an international effort to build the world’s largest radio telescope, with eventually over a square kilometre (one million square metres) of collecting area. The SKA will eventually use thousands of dishes and up to a million low-frequency antennas that will enable astronomers to monitor the sky in unprecedented detail and survey the entire sky much faster than any system currently in existence.

Dr Karen Lee-Waddell is the Director of the Australian SKA Regional Centre (AusSRC, https://aussrc.org), jointly appointed at ICRAR and CSIRO. In this role, she is leading the Australian effort to build computing and data intensive research capabilities that will support astronomers using the current and next generation of radio telescopes. She is also currently the Project Scientist for WALLABY (https://wallaby-survey.org), the all-sky neutral hydrogen survey that is being conducted on CSIRO’s newest telescope, the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP).

More information can be found here – https://www.icrar.org/people/klw/