Sunday, May 27, 2012
Australia AND South Africa Both Win the Square Kilometer Array
In case you haven't hear the news, the site of the Square Kilometre Array, a massive synthetic aperture radio telescope that will greatly advance our understanding if the universe, has been awarded to BOTH South Africa and Australia.
This is a great outcome for both our countries, and science. We get the low
Of course, The Australian sees this result as a snub, not a win.
*Sorry, I wrote this at about 1 am, so I misunderstood what was going on. Australia basically gets to probe the very beginning of the Universe. Astroswanny has a much better article explaining what it means here.