Category Archives: Australian SKA Pathfinder

Building the MWA – Day 8

With the hard work and long hours we’ve put in over the past seven days we began day eight 17 tiles from the finish line, with 10 already laid and in need of welding and 7 in need of both … Continue reading

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Building the MWA – Day 6

With the mesh laying done and dusted, today we turned our focus to tack welding. For this part of the job we make several welds along where the three sheets of mesh meet to create a single conductive sheet. Welding … Continue reading

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Building the MWA – Day 2

The Murchison Wide-field Array (MWA) radio telescope is being constructed 315km north east of Geraldton by the Curtin University node of ICRAR, in collaboration with MIT, the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, the University of Melbourne, the Australian National University, Curtin … Continue reading

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