Big step forward for SKA
The discovery potential of the future international SKA radio telescope has been glimpsed following the commissioning of a working optical fibre link between CSIRO’s Australian SKA Pathfinder (ASKAP) telescope in Western Australia, and other radio telescopes across Australia and New Zealand.
Funds for the stars of radio astronomy
Australia’s position as a world leader in radio astronomy has been strengthened with the announcement in the Federal Budget of $80million of funds for the Australian National Centre for SKA (Square Kilometre Array) Science in Perth
The software systems for ASKAP are responsible for scheduling of observations, monitor and control of the telescope during observations, processing of observations into scientifically useful data products, and archiving of data products.