2023

Tesla Minions Triumph at 2023 FIRST Lego League Northern Cape Robotics competition

By SARAO Comms In a thrilling showcase of creativity, innovation, and engineering prowess, the South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO) hosted the 2023 FIRST Lego League Northern Cape Provincial Robotics […]

R200-million funding for South African SKA engineers

Source: Tech Central Stellenbosch-based engineers have received a R200-million contract to produce 60 receivers for the SKA radio telescope. Stellenbosch-based engineers have received a R200-million contract to produce 60 receivers […]

Watch: The MeerKAT radio telescope at a glance | How South Africa endeavours to become a global player in the knowledge economy

In the run up to the 15th BRICS Summit that was held in Johannesburg this week, the China Global Television Network (CGTN) filmed a feature on SARAO titled “Echoes of […]

The first data release from the MeerKAT Absorption Line Survey (MALS)

The vast expanse of the observable universe is home to countless galaxies.  Many of these galaxies have supermassive black holes (SMBHs), which become active when gas infalling towards the black […]

Telescope data reveals rare sighting of giant radio wave rings

Machine learning could help answer some big scientific questions on the workings of active galactic nuclei. Read more on Nature.com

Machine learning helps SA-led team ‘see unexplained astronomical object’

Machine learning is helping a team of South African, US and Australian scientists better understand a rare “unexplained astronomical object” observed in space. Scientists are still working out what a […]

Watch: Celebrating the brilliant minds and boundless potential of women in engineering – Happy International Women’s Day In Engineering

Happy International Women’s Day In Engineering 🌟 Celebrating the brilliant minds and boundless potential of women in engineering! 💪✨ On #InternationalWomensDay, let’s raise our tools and lift each other up, […]

South African Telescopes contribute to discovery of a new white dwarf pulsar

The discovery of a rare type of spinning white dwarf star in a binary star system – only the second one known –  provides a new understanding of the role […]

Mega science SKA project to deliver job gains

South Africa estimates the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project will create over 16 000 job opportunities. This, in addition to the 5 606 direct job opportunities already created by its […]