News from the Precursor & Pathfinder facilities

ASKAP Report

ASKAP science data processing The SKA precursor telescopes are on the front line of big data astrophysics. With multiple beams, baselines and frequency channels, ASKAP is already generating visibility data of order 100 TB per night and we must now…Read more

Murchison Widefield Array Report

MWA Phase II Upgrade Over the last two years, thousands of new antennas have been added to the Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) in an upgrade known as Phase II. This gave the array the flexibility to choose between different modes,…Read more

Hydrogen Epoch of Reionization Array (HERA)

The HERA project was recently awarded another round of US National Science Foundation (NSF) funding to observe with the fully built HERA-350 array. The five year US$7.2M award extends from 1 October 2018 – 30 September 2023, and funds observations…Read more

Parkes Observatory

The Ultra-wideband Low (UWL) receiver (700MHz to 4GHz) was re-installed at Parkes on 2018 October 22. Commissioning observations were carried out from 27 October to 4 November, to characterise the performance of the system and to test various observing modes.…Read more