MeerKAT@5 conference is celebrating transformational science, engineering, and human capacity development

The MeerKAT@5 Conference is currently underway at STIAS in Stellenbosch, Cape Town. The four-day conference, which runs from Tuesday, 20 to Friday, 23 February 2024, brings together key stakeholders who have contributed to the development of the MeerKAT telescope. The event is also graced by local and international academics from across the globe.

Zooniverse project: Radio whispers from our neighboring galaxy

Help us build a catalogue of extended radio sources in the field of the Small Magellanic Cloud Follow this link to contribute https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/gideondb/radio-whispers-from-our-neighbouring-galaxy ABOUT RADIO WHISPERS FROM OUR NEIGHBOURING GALAXY […]

Development in Africa with Radio Astronomy (DARA) project makes astronomy training accessible to students based at historically disadvantaged institutions in South Africa

Nineteen students from Kenya and South Africa have been participating in a Development in Africa with Radio Astronomy training initiative, which is being run in partnership with the Kenya Optical […]

The SKA-MPIfR Telescope in South Africa is ready for science operations

SARAO provided specialised personnel and resources to identify and rectify sources of radio frequency interference (RFI) as required to ensure that the antenna was compliant with SARAO and SKAO RFI […]

Call for Supervisors to Submit Postgraduate (MSc & PhD) Research Project Proposals for 2025 is now open

To: Supervisors and Designated Authorities (DAs) The South African Radio Astronomy Observatory invites all supervisors to submit Project Proposals for Postgraduate Research for 2025, for the Closing Date of 29 February […]

DigiSkills Africa 2024 Programme

Interested in learning what digital transformation would entail in the pharmaceutical and food processing/manufacturing sectors? Following the success of the pilot programme, DigiSkills Africa, a short course in digital transformation […]

SARAO/UCT science operations postdoctoral fellowship

SARAO and UCT are offering an exciting postdoctoral opportunity for a researcher interested in gaining experience in the science operations of the MeerKAT telescope. In this role, the successful candidates […]

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 […]

Low-cost radio telescope brings new research and training opportunities for African scientists

Media Release – Wednesday 11 October 2023 Scientists and engineers from nine African countries, including South Africa, have converged at Rhodes University in Makhanda to share knowledge in building a […]

European School of Antennas and Propagation (ESoA): Antennas for Radio Telescopes

Applications are now being accepted for the Antennas for Radio Telescopes course offered by the European School of Antennas and Propagation (ESoA) in partnership with Stellenbosch University. The course will […]