The Cosmic Savannah E59: Construction of the SKA commences!
    Jacinta

    Welcome to The Cosmic Savannah with Dr Jacinta Delhaize

    Dan

    and Dr. Daniel Cunnama. Each episode we'll be giving you a behind the scenes look at world-class astronomy and astrophysics happening under African skies.

    Jacinta

    Let us introduce you to the people involved, the technology we use, the exciting work we do, and the fascinating discoveries we make.

    Dan

    Sit back and relax as we take you on a safari through the skies.

    All right. Welcome to episode 59 and to this very special episode to be released on, what are we, the 5th of December?

    Jacinta

    Yes. This is a very special inter-season bonus because there's something very special happening today, isn't there, Dan?

    Dan

    Yes, it's my birthday!

    Jacinta

    Yes, it is your birthday, but I was actually referring to something else.

    Today is the construction commencement ceremony of the SKA telescope. And so for those who listen to our podcast regularly, you'll know what the SKA is. It is the largest radio astronomy mega-science project in the world, in the history of the world, and it is going to transform our understanding of the Universe.

    It's been in the planning for more than three decades, and construction of it is finally starting.

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