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European Union delegation visits SARAO Cape Town office
SARAO News #02 2018
A delegation of the European Union (EU), accompanied by a delegation of the South African Department of Science and Technology (DST), visited the SARAO Cape Town office in Pinelands today, Friday, 9 February 2018.
The EU delegation included EU Ambassador Marcus Cornaro; Portuguese Ambassador Manuel Carvalho, Massimo de Luka, Head of Trade and Economic Section; and other members of the EU team.
Dr Fernando Camilo, SARAO Chief Scientist, led the tour of the Cape Town facilities, joined by Hubert Mathebula, Deputy Director: Radio Astronomy; Toto Matshediso, Deputy Director: Multilateral Cooperation; and Tebogo Morapedi from the Radio Astronomy Unit in the Department of Science and Technology.
Big Data Attendees at the one-day work session which was held on 11 July 2017 at the Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation in Ghana to kick off the High Performance Computing training programme in Ghana.
Members of the nine SKA African partner countries concluded the Fourth Ministerial Meeting on the SKA in Accra, Ghana by signing a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on radio astronomy.
Minister of Science and Technology Naledi Pandor watches on as the President of the Republic of Ghana, His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo cuts the ribbon at the launch of the Ghana Radio Astronomy Observatory.
The launch of the Ghana Radio Astronomy Observatory was covered 119 times in the media between 23 and 25 August 2017:
In Ghana: 24 times
In South Africa: 36 times
In other African countries: 8 times
Internationally: 51 times
The value of these placements is R6 983 234.17.
Last Updated on October 25, 2018