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Searching African Skies

Searching African Skies

Jacana

  • R 18000


Searching African Skies

An ambitious scientific project is unfolding in the desert of South Africa, with a multidecade time line that will eventually see expansion into Western Australia--a project that is detailed and celebrated in this book on the Square Kilometre Array (SKA). The SKA will be the largest and most sensitive radio telescope, expanding the capabilities of scientific probing and addressing significant unanswered questions about the universe, such as the formation of galaxies and the nature of gravity. Technology correspondent Sarah Wild covers the important development with this exploration of its implications on an international scale as well as its South African context, from the first telescope built in the country in the 1960s to Xhosa starlore. Interspersed with |Xam bushmen stories rewritten from original manuscripts, this consideration is an informed and thoughtful insight into an exciting step in astronomy.

About the author
Sarah Wildis the science and technology editor forBusiness Day. She is a former features editor with theSunday Times Magazineand has been honored with a Siemens Profile merit award.

Author Sarah Wild
ISBN 1431404721, 9781431404728
Format Paperback
Pages 181p.

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