Research Headlines – Designing infrastructure for radio astronomy on an epic scale

Image of the Australian SKA LFAA (Low Frequency Aperture Array) instrumentThe preparations for the Square Kilometre Array are advancing: construction is due to begin in 2020. An EU-funded project team working on infrastructure was one of several groups involved in the detailed design of this instrument, which will be co-located on two continents. In Australia, 133 000 antennas are to be deployed – and that’s just for starters.

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