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Goonhilly Dishes to Sharpen Up UK SKA Pathfinder

Posted: 17 Jan 2012

Steve Rawlings reports on the incorporation of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) company - and gets Melvin Hoare, Chair of the Consortium of Universities for Goonhilly Astronomy (CUGA), to outline plans to enhance the UK's SKA Pathfinder, e-MERLIN, through the addition of large dishes at the Goonhilly satellite station on the Lizard Peninsula in Cornwall.

Up, Up and Array!

Posted: 17 Jan 2012

Last week, the Very Large Array got a new name: the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array. So who was this Jansky fellow? And what has the VLA done for us lately, anyway?