When: Thursday 16th January at 14.30 (coffee available from 14.00)
Where: Robert Hooke Seminar Room
Speaker: Ian Heywood (Oxford)
Hosted by: Beatriz Mingo, Stephen Serjeant, Judith Croston
MeerKAT is a new South African radio telescope situated in the arid Karoo region of the Northern Cape province. Inaugurated in July of 2018, it is an interferometric array of 64 dishes, each 13.5 metres in diameter, and is presently the most sensitive telescope of its kind in the world.
I will present an overview of this machine and some of the results that it has already produced, including some spectacular observations of the centre of the Milky Way.