Meerkat @ 5 conference

Meerkat @ 5 conference

Celebrating transformational science, engineering, and human capacity development

20-23 February 2024
Stellenbosch, South Africa

With 2024 marking five years since the first MeerKAT science paper, the MeerKAT@5 conference aims to celebrate the telescope’s achievements in the scientific, engineering, and human capacity development domains.

The conference included invited and contributed presentations covering the following topics:

High-impact MeerKAT science results
The innovative engineering required to deliver the instrument
The history of the project and its broader impact
The outlook of the future of radio astronomy on the African continent

Set in the beautiful town of Stellenbosch, in the heart of the Cape winelands, we invite you to share in this celebration of the wide-ranging successes of this multifaceted African project.

Organising Committee:
Fernando Camilo (SARAO)
Roger Deane (University of the Witwatersrand / University of Pretoria)
Dirk de Villiers (Stellenbosch University)
Justin Jonas (SKAO / SARAO)
Kenda Knowles (Rhodes University)
Keitumetse Molamu (SARAO)


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