Posts tagged as meerkat

Cosmic re-ionisation to be explored in the Karoo

  A great mystery confronting astronomers is expected to be resolved with the installation of a new telescope array in the Karoo, the hydrogen epoch of re-ionisation array (HERA). Cosmic re-ionisation corresponds to the epoch when the neutral intergalactic medium (IGM) is re-ionised by the first luminous objects (stars, black holes). Probing this last unexplored […]

MeerKAT – the best radio telescope in the Southern Hemisphere

  The MeerKAT First Light image of the sky, released by Minister of Science and Technology, Naledi Pandor, shows unambiguously that MeerKAT is  the best radio telescope of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere. Array Release 1 consists of 16 of an eventual 64 dishes. It is the first significant scientific milestone achieved by MeerKAT […]

Max Planck Society funding for MeerKAT S-band receivers

  The Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy will build the S-Band receivers for the Meerkat telescope currently under construction at the SKA site in the Karoo, Northern Cape. The Minister of Science and Technology,  Naledi Pandor  and the president of the Max-Planck-Society (MPG), Martin Stratmann, announced that the MPG and the Max Planck Institute […]