The ska meerkat project
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The SKA Meerkat ProjectBy Hana Manjra and Shana Daniels
About SKASKA stands for Square Kilometer ArrayThey have made 7 telescopesWill be the worlds biggest telescope and biggest scientific project Project will be finished by 2024Will cost $20 billionTen thousand times faster than a normal telescope frequincy.
The Meerkat telescopesMany different countries are working together to build - and pay for - the SKA. At least 13 countries and close to 100 organisations are already involved, and more are joining the project.The MeerKAT array, currently taking shape in South Africa's Karoo region, is a world-class radio telescope designed to do ground-breaking science.
Who is doing this project?At least 13 countries and close to 100 organisations are already involved, and more are joining the project. Dr Bernie Fanaroff is the Project Director of the South African SKA Project. Dr. Fanaroff has a PhD in radio astronomy from Cambridge University. There are also about 100 engineers and radio astronomers designing and building South Africa's 64-dish radio telescope - MeerKAT.
Almost the whole countries government had donated money to this project. (13 countries)