Better, Faster, Further: Cosmic Origins & the SKAO

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Better, Faster, Further: Cosmic Origins & the SKAO

SKAO: revealing the mysteries of the Universe

The SKA Observatory (SKAO) is one of the most ambitious scientific endeavours in history – constructing the world's most capable radio telescopes in a global collaboration of 16 countries across five continents.

The discoveries that the SKA telescopes make will revolutionise our understanding of the Universe – from the Cosmic Dawn (the birth of the Universe) to dark matter and energy, gravity and magnetism, and even whether there is intelligent life out there in the cosmos.

The SKA telescopes in Australia and South Africa will not only be a feat of science, but engineering and computing –big data facilities that will test the boundaries of computing and science, enabled by cutting-edge technology that promises to have a major positive impact on society, in science and beyond. At the heart of the observatory is also a commitment to sustainability, diversity and inclusion and innovation as we pursue our goal.

The SKA-Low telescope will be Australia's first mega-science project, and is being built at Inyarrimanha Ilgari Bundara, the CSIRO Murchison Radio-astronomy Observatory. The project is forging new relationships with the Wajarri Yamaji, the Traditional Owners of the land, prioritising cultural heritage protection and employment & education opportunities.
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date and time
THU, OCT 19, 2023
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
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