Open Day for the MeerKAT radio telescope and SKA site visit

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The South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO) held the first Open Day for 2023, aimed at allowing members of the public to visit the MeerKAT radio telescope and other instruments that are hosted on the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) site.

The MeerKAT radio telescope, an array of 64 interlinked receptors, is situated 90km outside the Northern Cape Town of Carnarvon. The MeerKAT is a precursor to the SKA telescope, and will be integrated into the mid-frequency component of SKA Phase 1.

Details of the Open Day are as follows: 

  • Date: Wednesday, 01 February 2023

New dates will be announced in due course.

  • Meeting point: SASSA Hall, corner of Lang and Burger Streets, Carnarvon
  • Duration of Tour: 08h00-15h00