SKA-Low: Australia’s first mega-science project
The SKAO is an international organisation coordinating a global effort to build the largest science facility on the planet.
The SKAO, or SKA Observatory, is one global observatory operating two telescopes and working across three sites, Australia, South Africa and the UK, on behalf of the Member States and partners. The SKAO’s telescopes will deliver more than half a century of transformational science that promises to have a major impact on society, in science and beyond.
As a member country of the SKAO and host of the SKA-Low telescope, it is the first time that Australia will play a key role in a mega-science project.
The SKA-Low telescope will be located at Inyarrimanha Ilgari Bundara, the CSIRO Murchison Radio-astronomy Observatory in Western Australia, on Wajarri Yamaji Country. The SKA-Mid telescope is being built in the Karoo in South Africa. These remote and radio quiet regions are the best places in the world to detect radio signals from space.
In Australia, the SKAO is collaborating with CSIRO to build and operate the SKA-Low telescope.
We acknowledge the Wajarri Yamaji as the Traditional Owners and native title holders of Inyarrimanha Ilgari Bundara, the CSIRO Murchison Radio-astronomy Observatory site.