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Switzerland is now a partner in a great adventure...

 

On January 19, 2022, Switzerland joined the Square Kilometre Array Observatory (SKAO), an intergovernmental oranisation
that is building a radio telescope to unlock some of the greatest mysteries in the Universe!

About the SKAO

 

Two telescopes are under construction, one in South Africa and one in Australia.

These installations will combine the signals received from thousands of small antennae spread over a distance of several thousand kilometres to simulate a single giant radio telescope capable of extremely high sensitivity and angular resolution, using a technique called aperture synthesis. Some of the sub-arrays of the SKA will also have a very large field-of-view (FOV), making it possible to survey very large areas of sky at once.

 

The SKA Switzerland Consortium (SKACH)

 

Is leading the country's contributions to the SKAO on behalf of the State Secretariat of Science, Innovation, Research, and Education (SERI).

SKACH is comprised of nine Swiss institutions and will deliver contributions to the SKAO in five key programs:

Science, Data Science, Computing Platforms and Infrastructure, Instrumentation, and Education and Public Outreach.

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Last week was a busy one for SKA Switzerland! We held our SKACH Consortium Spring Meeting at ETH Zurich, hosted a visit to the Urania

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SKACH Consortium Director Carolyn Crichton and Consortium Manager Stefan Kögl last month at the Urania Observatory @uraniasternwarte in Zurich.

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SKACH Consortium Director Carolyn Crichton and Consortium Manager Stefan Kögl last month at the Urania Observatory @uraniasternwarte in Zurich. Photo credit: @severinbigler
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Our kickoff is underway at @houseofswitzerland in Davos @skaobservatory
Our kickoff is underway at @houseofswitzerland in Davos @skaobservatory
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