DARA annual networking event
- Date: Wednesday 2 May 2018, 09:00 – 17:00
- Location: Ekudeni Conference Centre, portion3 of 525, JQ, Zwartkop, Muldersdrift, 1747, South Africa
- Interval: Every day
- Until: Friday 4 May 2018
- Type: Conferences
- Cost: Free event
Development in Africa with Radio Astronomy's annual networking event will take place in South Africa in May.
Professor Melvin Hoare from the School of Physics and Astronomy is leading the initiative, which will produce the trained radio astronomers needed to operate telescopes.
Development in Africa with Radio Astronomy (DARA)
A Newton Fund grant (2015) allowed the initial work with Ghana, which led to the Development in Africa with Radio Astronomy (DARA) project, expanding to include Kenya, Zambia, Namibia and Botswana.
Matched resources were put in by South Africa to deliver this joint project. A further £2.7million from the Newton Fund, awarded this year (2017), means the DARA project can now continue until 2021, with all eight countries in the SKA taking part.