Square Kilometer Array: The worlds most powerful radio telescope.Presented by Paul Bourke
Kuching Planetarium. March 2011
The Square Kilometer Array (SKA) will be the worlds largest radio telescope that will be at least 50 times more powerful than the current most powerful radio telescope. It will enable astronomers to see the formation of the early Universe, including the emergence of the first stars, galaxies and other structures. While the SKA will not be built until the 2020 time frame, the Australia SKA Pathfinder (ASKAP) is being built now in the outback of Western Australia. In this presentation the SKA will be introduced followed by recent photography of the pathfinder dishes in Western Australia where the presenter is based. Also introduced will be the significant technological challenges of the project in terms of computing, networking, storage, and visualisation.Fulldome shows
A special thanks to Reef Distribution and Softmachine who provided two of their recent productions for presentation on the day.
Realm of Light, a brief history of time.
Kaloukahina, the enchanted reef.