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New Director General Appointed For World’s Largest Telescope Project
2012-09-05 10:00:49

The SKA Organisation Board of Directors is very pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Philip Diamond as Director General of the SKA Organisation. Professor Diamond will provide overall leadership for the SKA Organisation, the international coordinating body for the SKA telescope. The SKA will be the largest and most sensitive radio telescope ever built; it will enable astronomers to glimpse the formation and evolution of the very first stars and galaxies after the Big Bang,...

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2008-06-18 09:38:58

Working from China, CSIRO astronomers have remotely controlled telescopes in three countries and streamed their data to CSIRO's Parkes Observatory in New South Wales for processing in real time. "We're now in the age of astronomy without borders," said Dr Tasso Tzioumis of CSIRO's Australia Telescope National Facility (ATNF). "From a single operations center we can make huge streams of precisely time-linked data flow simultaneously between several countries, at gigabits per second." The...