The SARAO News is a newsletter for the South African Radio Astronomy Observatories.

The South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO) spearheads South Africa’s activities in the Square Kilometre Array Radio Telescope, commonly known as the SKA, in engineering, science and construction. SARAO is a National Facility managed by the National Research Foundation and incorporates radio astronomy instruments and programmes such as the MeerKAT and KAT-7 telescopes in the Karoo, the Hartebeesthoek Radio Astronomy Observatory (HartRAO) in Gauteng, the African Very Long Baseline Interferometry (AVN) programme in nine African countries as well as the associated human capital development and commercialisation endeavours.

Current issue

#01 2017 – September 2017
This issue features the outcomes of the 4th Ministerial Meeting of the SKA African partner countries, a Mobile Science Lab which was officially handed over to HartRAO, new online resources, a Big Data project launched in Ghana and outreach news.


Contact Vivienne Rowland at should you need more information.

Last Updated on October 9, 2017

Share this