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Fresh radio astronomy projects to bolster pan-African readiness

Image: Department for Science and Innocation, South Africa

South Africa hopes small dishes and project co-location will improve sustainability of continental efforts

South Africa is bolstering radio astronomy in other African countries in an effort to grow their technical capacity and increase the sustainability of continent-wide radio astronomy projects.

The country is driving two new projects—a “two-dish” initiative and a co-location plan—and is expected to foot most of the bill. 

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