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“SKA South Africa shines at the SKA Forum 2011 in Banff, Canada”

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“It was truly a great event and, in some sense, represents the culmination of our efforts over the last seven years,” Jasper Horrell from the SKA South Africa office in Cape Town summarised the team’s attendance at the SKA Forum 2011 in Banff, Canada, held during the first week of July 2011. Jasper Horrell and Simon Ratcliffe were part of the SKA South Africa team, who joined representatives from the Department of Science and Technology and the Northern Cape Government.

The SKA Forum 2011 was the last major international SKA meeting  before the final site decision is made in February 2012. As such, it provided the ideal platform for  strategic and scientific discussion on the current state of the SKA, and the efforts of the final two competing proposals.

Published in SKA South Africa Newsletter No. 15 – Sept/Oct 2011.