Contest #741 – MeerKAT Radio Telescope Array, The Karoo, South Africa

Standing and watching like the animal the site is named for, the MeerKAT array is a precursor to the Square Kilometer Array, one of the largest radio telescope projects ever conceived. The current site has 64 coordinated dishes, each one 19.5 M high and weighing in the neighborhood of 40 tons.

But, of course, nothing I say could possibly describe the site better than the cartoon series that was designed by SARAO, the organization that runs the project. You can read all 5 issues here:

Those who found the site (all before the hint) were:

  • Paul Voestermans
  • Lighthouse
  • Martin de Bock
  • Eloy Cano
  • hhgygy
  • Phil Ower
  • Graham Hedley
  • Garfield
  • Robert
  • Bas van Limpt
  • Glenmorren
  • Andreas Meister