SKAO Appoints Its Telescope Directors In Australia And South Africa

May 11th, 2021

The SKA Observatory (SKAO) is pleased to announce the appointment of two widely respected figures in the field as its telescope directors in Australia and South Africa. These positions are the most senior SKAO operations representatives in the telescope host countries.

Dr Sarah Pearce, currently Acting Chief Scientist of Australia’s national science agency CSIRO, will be the director of the SKAO’s low-frequency telescope in Australia. Sarah said: “This is a unique and exciting opportunity to establish the SKA Observatory team in Australia and help deliver the world’s next generation radio telescopes. I’m honoured to continue my work on the SKA Project in this new role, and I look forward to building a long-lasting partnership between the SKA Observatory and CSIRO.”

Read more: