Visit of Máire Geoghegan-Quinn to South-Africa: 09/11/2012

Type: Report   Reference: I-075208   Duration: 10:02:19  Lieu:
End production: 09/11/2012   First transmission: 09/11/2012
Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, Member of the EC in charge of Research, Innovation and Science, travelled to South Africa in November 2012. On 9 November, she visited the control room of the Square Kilometre Array Project. The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) will be a radio telescope – instead of seeing light waves, it will make pictures from radio waves. The majority of the SKA - the full dish array and the dense aperture array - will be built in Africa. The core - i.e. the region with the highest concentration of receivers - will be constructed in the Karoo desert in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa. The EU and its Member States are helping with funding and science and technology development.

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TIME DESCRIPTION DURATION
10:00:00 Title 00:00:05
10:00:05 Exterior view of office block (2 shots) 00:00:12
10:00:17 Information board on the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Project 00:00:06
10:00:24 Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, Member of the EC in charge of Research, Innovation and Science, watching a video presentation on the SKA 00:00:06
10:00:31 Bernard Fanaroff, Director of the Square Kilometre Array Project South Africa, pointing a detail out on the screen 00:00:05
10:00:37 Máire Geoghegan-Quinn and John Bell, her Head of Cabinet 00:00:07
10:00:44 Bernard Fanaroff talking to EU delegation in front of a video presentation 00:00:07
10:00:51 Máire Geoghegan-Quinn visiting the control room 00:00:08
10:01:00 Siphelele Blose, telescope operator, explaining what the screens show to Máire Geoghegan-Quinn 00:00:07
10:01:07 Computer screen 00:00:06
10:01:14 Máire Geoghegan-Quinn listening to Audrey Dikgale, telescope operator (UPSOUND) (3 shots) 00:00:24
10:01:38 SKA information brochure for children (held by Máire Geoghegan-Quinn) 00:00:06
10:01:45 Máire Geoghegan-Quinn and Bernard Fanaroff talking 00:00:07
10:01:52 EU delegation and SKA team in boardroom 00:00:06
10:01:58 Computer screen 00:00:04
10:02:03 Justin Jonas, Associate Director of Science and Engineering of the Square Kilometre Array Project South Africa, explaining the SKA Project to the EU delegation (UPSOUND) 00:00:09
10:02:12 EU delegation and SKA team in boardroom 00:00:06
10:02:19 Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, John Bell and Robert-Jan Smits, Director-General of the Research and Innovation DG of the EC, listening to Justin Jonas 00:00:06
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