Astronomy

CSIR’s 2016 Strategic Environmental Assessment of the Square Kilometer Array

All the papers related to the CSIR’s 2016 Strategic Environmental Assessment of the Square Kilometer Array are available here: http://www.skaphase1.csir.co.za/, and click on Documents. The specialist reports include: · Agricultural economic assessment (attached here – 1.8 MB) · Agricultural soil assessment · Alien invasive plant study · Aquatic assessment · Avifauna (bird) survey · Bat […]

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Draft Regulations on the Protection of the Karoo Central Astronomy Advantage Areas

The necessity for the protection of the Square Kilometre Array (“SKA”) against certain levels of radio frequency interferance or any activity which may detrimentally impact on radio astronomy and related scientific endeavours, has led to the declaration of areas…

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The stars in our eyes

This study presents a media content analysis of representations of the Square Kilometre Array telescope on Twitter by South African users, drawing on a sample of 1,588 Tweets recorded over a period of 1 year from September 2011 to August 2012.

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