The Square Kilometre Array

What is the Square Kilometre Array?

The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) will be a revolutionary radio telescope made of thousands of receptors linked together across an area the size of a continent. The total collecting area of all the receptors combined will be approximately one square kilometre, making the SKA the largest and most sensitive radio telescope ever built.

ASTRON SKA Project Office

The ASTRON SKA Programme Office (ASPO) promotes the international SKA project in the context of different ongoing national and international initiatives. The ASPO is also the point of contact for the SKA in the Netherlands in relation to industrial and commercial parties, and informs them about possibilities in which they can contribute and from which they can profit. ASPO does this by for example organizing industry network events.

For more information about ASTRON and the SKA, please visit the ASTRON website.

SKA Science and Technology

Click on the links above to find out more about ASTRON's Research & Development projects for the SKA, and for science with the SKA.

For more information (including pictures, movies and animations) about the international SKA project, please consult

Artists impression of dense aperture arrays for the SKA. Credits: SPDO.

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