Some 100 experts from Chinese and foreign organizations gathered in Hefei, capital of East China’s Anhui province, Tuesday to talk about the Square Kilometer Array (SKA) telescope, the world’s prospectively largest radio telescope.
The 2017 China (Hefei) SKA Aperture Array Technology Forum brought together about 100 experts and scholars from the SKA Organization, the Ministry of Science and Technology of China, the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), the University of Oxford, the University of Cambridge, etc. They presented the updates on SKA researches, shared their research experience and pictured what it would be like to develop the technology in the future.
The SKA will eventually use thousands of dishes and up to million antennas that will enable astronomers to monitor the sky in unprecedented deatil and survey the entire sky much faster than any system currently in existence, according to the official website of the SKA Organization.
Around 100 organizations across over 20 countries, including China, are participating in the design and development of the SKA.
Two participants -the USTC and the 38th Research Institute of China Electronics Technology Group Corp (CETC) - are based in Hefei.