World’s largest radio telescope must tap into Africa’s fascination with night skies

Felix Donkor, University of the Witwatersrand The world’s largest and most powerful radio telescope, which is to be constructed in South Africa from 2017, has the potential to stimulate interest in astronomy across Africa by tapping into the continent’s traditions of watching the night skies. The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) will be used by scientists …

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Africa News Headlines for 9 September 2015

A selection of Africa news headlines from across the globe over the past 24 hours. Partial Solar Eclipse to Darken Southern Africa’s Skies Sunday Source: Space.com Kenya picked to host 2016 Africa Individual chess championship Source: The Star America’s Imperial Footprint in Africa Source: CounterPunch US to train UPDF doctors Source: New Vision Tree bark …

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Africa News Headlines for 10 January 2015

#RIPFidel fuels false rumors of Cuban leader’s death after another Fidel Castro dies Source: Mashable Africa’s bid to send spacecraft to the moon stuck in starting stalls Source: BizNews.com/AFP The Backlash Against African Women Source: The New York Times ‘Mauritius has the potential to transform itself into a medical hub for the region’ Source: Financial …

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