MeerKAT Science

Observing time on MeerKAT for the first few years is open to the international community and is being allocated according to the following ratios: 70% for large survey projects of 1000 hours or more and 30% for smaller PI driven proposals (of which 5% will be director's discretionary time).

The MeerKAT Large Survey Projects which have currently been allocated time:



MeerKAT will also participate in global VLBI operations with all major radio astronomy observatories around the world and will add considerably to the sensitivity of the global VLBI network, and enhance the southern VLBI arrays. Further potential science objectives for MeerKAT are to participate in the search for extra-terrestrial intelligence, and collaborate with NASA on downloading information from space probes.