Invitation to Join the MeerKAT@5 Conference

Invitation to Join the MeerKAT@5 Conference

With 2024 marking five years since the first MeerKAT science paper, the South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRF-SARAO) will host its very first MeerKAT@5 conference. This conference aims to celebrate the telescope’s achievements in the scientific, engineering, and human capacity development domains.

The conference will include invited and contributed presentations covering the following topics:

  • High-impact MeerKAT science results.
  • The innovative engineering required to deliver the instrument.
  • The history of the project and its broader impact.
  • The outlook of the future of radio astronomy on the African continent.

Set in the beautiful town of Stellenbosch, in the heart of the Cape Winelands, we invite you to share in this celebration of the wide-ranging successes of this multifaceted African project.

Time: 09h00 am

Date: Tuesday 20 Feb 2024

Venue:  STIAS – Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study

Location: Marais Rd, Mostertsdrift, Stellenbosch, 7600.

Keynote speaker at the launch event will be the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Dr Blade Nzimande.  

If you would like to attend the launch event, please contact: Mulalo Masisi on 073 400 9338 or email:

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