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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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IDIA Welcomes a New Team Member

The Inter-University Institute for Data Intensive Astronomy at the University of the Western Cape is proud to announce that a new team member has joined us as a postdoctoral research fellow, Dr. Fangxia An. Dr. An will be working with IDIA Researcher Dr. Mattia Vaccari on the HELP­-IDIA Panchromatic PrOject (HIPPO) on developing techniques to best …

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University of the Western Cape Honours IDIA Associate Director Carolina Ödman-Govender

The University of the Western Cape (UWC), a partner of the Inter-University Institute for Data Intensive Astronomy, in their effort to celebrate the United Nations’ International Day of Women and Girls in Science has honoured Associate Professor Carolina Ödman-Govender for her contribution to science in general, and astronomy in particular. The article celebrates five women at …

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CARTA Working Group Face-to-Face Meeting

CARTA Working Group Face-to-Face Meeting University of Cape Town, Upper Campus Cape Town, South Africa 23 – 29 January, 2019   The Inter-University Institute for Data Intensive Astronomy will be hosting a face-to-face meeting for the CARTA Working Group at the University of Cape Town. Topics for discussion at the meeting include: •User feedback on initial …

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IDIA welcomes new members to the team

Four new staff members joined IDIA in December 2018. They  bring a wealth of skills, knowledge and experience to the institute. Mike Currin Mike has joined IDIA as Senior Technical Specialist supporting the Information Technology team and is based at the University of Cape Town. Mike describes his recent venture into IDIA as follows: “I’m …

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South African MIGHTEE Early Science Workshop

South African MIGHTEE Early Science Workshop 5th Floor, SANBI Seminar Rooms, Life Sciences Building University of the Western Cape Cape Town, South Africa 20 – 22 February, 2019   Early observation of several  MIGHTEE pointings have been completed, and the MIGHTEE-DATA team are working to create preliminary images data sets to support early science projects. Initial …

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Ilifu Users Workshop

The Inter-University Institute for Data Intensive Astronomy hosted a “first users” workshop on 23 November 2018 at the University of the Western Cape. The purpose of the workshop was to providing information to users and potential users on developments, policies, systems, resources, access; and  receive information from users on how the facility is meeting their …

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IDIA at UWC Launch

The Director of the Inter-University Institute for Data Intensive Astronomy, Prof. Russ Taylor, launched the new IDIA offices at the University of the Western Cape (UWC). The launch of the office was welcomed by Physics and Astronomy Head of Department, Prof. Christopher Arendse, along with members of the UWC Astrophysics Group and South Africa’s Astronomy community. The launch …

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DARA Big Data Policy fellows at the Science Forum South Africa.

IDIA is a co-proposer of the DARA Big Data programme. Part of the initiative is the DARA Big Data Africa School held earlier this year. Another element is the DARA Big Data Science Policy Fellows who will take part in a dedicated session at the Science Forum South Africa in Pretoria in December 2018. More …

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