Aerial view of the SKAO GHQ, Jodrell Bank, at sunrise
Aerial view of the SKAO GHQ, Jodrell Bank, at sunrise

Oxford to work on world's largest radio telescope

Astronomy and astrophysics
Astrophysics

More than £15million has today been awarded to six UK universities and laboratories, for work on what will be the world’s largest radio telescope. Two teams at Oxford will work on the crucial software and computer hardware that will enable the Square Kilometre Array Observatory (SKAO) to achieve its scientific goals. SKAO will comprise nearly 200 radio telescope dishes in South Africa and more than 130,000 antennas in Australia.