COST: Square Kilometre Array (SKA)

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COST: Square Kilometre Array (SKA)

Post by bystander » Tue Mar 30, 2010 8:04 pm

Square Kilometer Array: The International Radio Telescope for the 21st Century
European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) - 2010 March 30-31
COST organises a strategic international workshop in order to explore the benefits of research infrastructure of the SKA.

On 30 and 31 March a strategic international workshop on the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) will seek to identify the major economical and societal benefits of large-scale scientific research infrastructure investments.

The SKA is a USD 1 billion+ international project to create a radio telescope incorporating a receiving surface of a million square metres, fifty times larger than the biggest receiving surface now in existence. This huge surface will be composed of many small antennas, divided into a dense inner core array which becomes more diffuse with increasing radius.
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