SKA project has continental impact
The innovative SKA project is changing lives on many levels – providing local jobs, expanding schools curricula, uplifting rural communities and enhancing global knowledge of the universe.
How the SKA project is changing lives, creating jobs and uplifting rural communities
The monuments to liberation leader and first democratic President Kwame Nkrumah and the memorial park in Ghana's capital of Accra attract visitors from far and wide.Now the country boasts a new, modern, monument – a stateof-the-art radio telescope.
The radio telescope is in the town of Kuntunse, just an hour's drive from central Accra.
Residents of Kuntunse lined the streets recently to welcome President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo's arrival to launch the Ghana Radio Astronomy Observatory, following a successful conversion of a redundant 32-metre Intelsat Telecommunications Satellite Earth Station into a functioning radio telescope.
The radio telescope will be inte-