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IDIA Welcomes Visitors from Italy

This week (2 – 5 April) the Inter-University Institute for Data Intensive Astronomy and the Astronomy Department at the University of Cape Town (UCT) will host Dr Fabio Vitello and Dr Ugo Becciani from the Italian Institute of Astrophysics (INAF) in Catania (Sicily). They will be working with Dr. Lucia Marchetti, Prof. Russ Taylor, Dr. …

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IDIA in the news as part of the coverage of the establishment of the Inter-governmental SKA organisation

The signature, at ministerial level, of a  treaty to establish the international SKA organisation took place earlier in March 2019. South Africa and seven other nations signed the treaty to build the SKA , a major development in the realisation of the world’s largest radio telescope. Already, facilities like the South African MeerKAT telescope in …

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Ilifu RDM Users’ Engagement Workshop Announcement

Dear ilifu/IDIA Researchers, The ilifu Research Data Management and Open Science Working Group will be hosting an ilifu RDM Users’ Engagement Workshop on 29 March, 2019. The purpose of the workshop is to engage with users of the ilifu infrastructure to identify if current research practices aligns with the newly developed ilifu Research Data Management …

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Early Science MIGHTEE Workshop held at UWC

MIGHTEE is one of the eight MeerKAT Large Survey projects (MLSPs) who are using the first observations with the MeerKAT radio telescope in the Northern Cape. There is a strong South African collaboration on MIGHTEE and this workshop was the first time the majority of those involved came together. With MeerKAT, radio astronomers are able …

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Welcome to Astronomy and Bioinformatics User Support Specialists for ilifu

We are glad to welcome two new user support specialists for the users on the Ilifu Data Intensive Research Cloud facility. Dr. Jordan Collier and Mr. Dane Kennedy will be joining the IDIA team as Astronomy and Bioinformatics User Support specialists. Their roles will involve the provision of technical support to the astronomy and bioinformatics communities, …

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superMIGHTEE 2019 Announcement

Dear Colleagues, We will be holding a meeting of the superMIGHTEE collaboration at Kruger Park 05 – 07 June 2019. SUPERMIGHTEE is a collaboration between the MeerKAT MIGHTEE project and colleagues at NCRA-TIFR in India to co-observe the MIGHTEE deep fields with the upgraded GMRT from 250-850 MHz. With interferometer baselines almost four times larger …

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