Contact: the SKAO's magazine

Contact covers the broad range of SKA-related activities taking place around the world, from science breakthroughs and technology innovations, to construction milestones, policy developments and outreach efforts.

Cover for Contact issue 10 with a radio astronomy image showing the galactic centre in reds and oranges, and greyscale background

In the latest issue of Contact, our 10th edition, we celebrate the growth of the Observatory, from Switzerland becoming our newest member state, to a flurry of cooperation agreements. Also in this issue: exciting results from SKA pathfinder telescopes working together, activities to protect dark and quiet skies, an update on rapid procurement progress, and an in-depth interview with Maison SKA-France director Dr Chiara Ferrari as France steps closer to SKAO membership. 

Contact is published via the electronic publishing platform Issuu (for the best viewing experience, the Issuu app is available via the Apple and Google app stores). Alternatively, scroll down to view PDF versions of each edition.



Contact is produced by SKAO’s Communications team.

Editor: William Garnier

Editorial team: Mathieu Isidro, Cassandra Cavallaro, Anim Van Wyk

Design: Joe Diamond, based on an original design by Carbon Creative.

All images in Contact are courtesy of the SKAO unless otherwise indicated. See our terms of use here

Submitting an article to Contact

We are eager to showcase the breadth of activities taking place across the SKAO world, and as such welcome contributions to Contact! If you would like to contribute, please first submit your idea to the editorial team for discussion at Once your idea has been accepted, you will be provided with submission instructions. The editorial team reserves the right to edit submissions, in consultation with the authors.

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PDF versions & Print Ready Files

If you wish to download or even print Contact for yourself, you can find all the relevant files in our SKAO Multimedia Library