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.

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Front cover of Contact 14 magazine. It features a piece of Wajarri artwork depicting the Seven Sisters constellation

In this issue we report on rapid progress a year on from the start of construction, how the SKA telescopes fit into the multiwavelength astronomy era, a new astro-tourism initiative in South Africa, and much more!

Contact is published via the electronic publishing platform Issuu. Alternatively, scroll down to view PDF versions of each edition.


Contact is produced by SKAO’s Communications team.

Editor: William Garnier

Managing Editor: Cassandra Cavallaro

Editorial team: Mathieu Isidro, Liz Williams, Letebele Jones

Staff writers: Matthew Taylor, Anim van Wyk, Sebastian Neuweiler, Alma Viviers

Science liaison: Dr Tyler Bourke

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

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Contact 14

Previous editions

Below you'll find all previous editions of Contact on our digital publishing platform Issuu. If you don't have access to Issuu, you'll find the PDFs in our multimedia library below.

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If you don't have access to Issuu and would like to download the PDF versions of Contact, or if you'd like to print the magazine for yourself, you can find all the relevant files in our SKAO Multimedia Library

Submitting an article to Contact

We are eager to showcase the breadth of SKA-related activities taking place across the world, and as such welcome contributions to Contact! If you would like to contribute an SKA-related story, 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.