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The SKA will be the largest radio astronomy facility in history, and one of the most advanced scientific facilities in the world.

What you didn’t know about the SKA is:

  • The data collected by the SKA in a single day would take nearly two million years to playback on an ipod.
  • The SKA will be so sensitive that it will be able to detect an airport radar on a planet tens of light years away.
  • The SKA central computer will have the processing power of about one hundred million PCs.
  • The dishes of the SKA will produce10 times the global internet traffic.
  • The SKA will use enough optical fibre to wrap twice around the Earth!
  • The aperture arrays in the SKA could produce more than 100 times the global internet traffic.

For more about the SKA you are invited to join Dr. Adrian Tiplady, site bid manager of the multi-nation Square Kilometre Array Radio Telescope for a free public talk!

TIME: 6:00pm for 6:30pm
DATE: 6 August 2015
VENUE: Sci-Bono Discovery Centre | Newtown | Johannesburg
RSVP: Please RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or contact Neo on 011 639 8448

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