SKA Canada


Artists impression of the core of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA). Image courtesy of SPDO / Swinburne Astronomy Productions

Composite radio and infrared image of the interstellar medium in our Milky Way. From the Canadian Galactic Plane Survey. Composed by Jayanne English (University of Manitoba) with support by Russ Taylor (University of Calgary)

A new-technology CART antenna, at the Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics, Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory, with a focal-plane phased array feed system at prime focus. Image courtesy Bruce Veidt, HIA-DRAO.

The SQUARE KILOMETRE ARRAY is a global project to design and construct a next generation international radio telescope. The SKA will detect electromagnetic radiation at wavelengths from meters to centimetres with a collecting area of one million square meters (one square kilometre); 100 times larger than our most powerful existing radio telescope array.

This portal is focused on meeting the needs and highlighting the activities of the Canadian SKA Consortium, consisting of Canadian participants in the International SKA project. The portal is being developed as part of the Cyber-SKA Canada project, which is focusing on developing cyberinfrastructure to process and analyze data that will be gathered by the Square Kilometre Array. The Cyber-SKA Canada project is being funded as part of the CANARIE Network Enabled Platforms (NEP-2) program.