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Issue 18: Jandangga 2023

Welcome the Winter edition of The News!

It has been a bit frosty out with a couple of mornings requiring ice to be scraped off a few windshields – but seems to me the days have already started getting longer as we edge towards  wildflower season.  I have it on very good word that the weather was perfect for the Polocrosse, and there are a few hints of flowers starting to show early. The gagurla are certainly out! 

You’ll notice we’ve used the Wajarri word for Winter, Jandangga. We’ll be incorporating more Wajarri language throughout our newsletters. 

In the stories below, you can read about some fantastic research from our resident telescopes, events to celebrate dark and quiet skies, how supercomputers are helping unravel climate change, deployment of some SKA-Low antennas and more. We also welcome some new team members and wish others well on their new adventures. 

Enjoy all the updates from across Inyarrimanha Ilgari Bundara, our Murchison Radio-astronomy Observatory.

Until next time,


Bec's Blog

Australian SKA Office update

Shanan Gillies fills us in on a special evening to showcase our dark and quiet skies, and remind us how important that is for those on the ground too.

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SKA-Low update

Ant Schinckel updates us on construction activities on site include those for water management and antenna installation.

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Welcomes and farewells

We said a sad good bye and an excited hello to staff who are exceptionally talented. Plus, birthdays are always fun.

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What's up? The night sky August - September

Rob Hollow shares the sights available to us over this and the next few months, plus some black hole fun facts!

We acknowledge the Wajarri Yamaji as the Traditional Owners and native title holders of Inyarrimanha Ilgari Bundara, the CSIRO Murchison Radio-astronomy Observatory site.