CSIRO has chosen the major science projects that its Australian SKA Pathfinder (ASKAP) telescope will tackle in its first five years.


All 36 of CSIRO's ASKAP antennas have been assembled at their new home, the Murchison Radio-astronomy Observatory in Western Australia.


ASKAP's technology goals and specifications.

ASKAP, the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder, is a next-generation radio telescope being developed by CSIRO.

It will comprise 36 antennas (dishes), each 12 m in diameter, working together as a single instrument.

As well as being a world-leading telescope in its own right, ASKAP will be an important technology testbed for the Square Kilometre Array, a future international radio telescope that will be the world's largest and most sensitive.