Astrophysics (index)


(Karoo Array Telescope)
(new radio telescope in South Africa)

MeerKAT (aka Karoo Array Telescope) is a Radio Telescope under construction in South Africa, consisting of an array of 64 antennas offering up to an 8km baseline. After some preliminary experiments, construction began in 2009, and science operations began in 2016 with 16 antennas, and currently has 32, with completion expected in 2017 or 2018.

The MeerLICHT project aims to coordinate with it.

(telescope,radio,array,ground,South Africa,construction)

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