“The road to the final SKA site decision”
At the SKA Forum 2011 in Banff, the Founding Board of the SKA unveiled the process and timeline for selecting the site that will host the largest radio telescope array in the world.
The submissions will be thoroughly scrutinised and evaluated by panels of experts and the independent SKA Site Advisory Committee (SSAC) until November 2011.
By the end of this year the SSAC, an external body of independent experts, will evaluate the findings and recommend a preferred site. They will present their final reports to the SKA Board of Directors, which is due to make its final site decision in February 2012.
Published in SKA South Africa Newsletter No. 15 – Sept/Oct 2011.