Find out more about the SKAO

The SKAO will be one observatory, operating two telescopes, across three continents, on behalf of our Member States and partners. The Observatory has a global footprint and will consist of the SKAO Global Headquarters in the UK, the SKAO’s two telescopes at radio-quiet sites in South Africa and Australia, and associated facilities to support the operations of the telescopes.

Constructing and operating these telescopes will position the SKAO as the leading research infrastructure for radio astronomy globally, providing science capabilities to the international astronomical community for decades to come.

Established as an intergovernmental organisation, the SKAO is achieved through the committed collaboration of its participating Member States and institutions. Only through this combined capacity in resources, knowledge, and experience (industrial, technical, scientific and at policy level) will the SKA Project be realised.

Learn more about what we are building, the science it will enable, and the wider impact of the SKA on our website: