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The stars in our eyes : representations of the Square Kilometre Array telescope in the South African media

Author: Michael Gastrow
Publisher: Cape Town, South Africa : HSRC Press, 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) telescope is set to become the largest telescope on earth and also the largest science project in Africa. From September 2011 to August 2012 the SKA featured regularly in the South African media. In The Stars in Our Eyes, author Michael Gastrow dissect the representation of the SKA in the South African media in the period under discussion."--
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Gastrow
ISBN: 9780796925473 079692547X
OCLC Number: 1018450309
Description: xi, 244 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Figures and tablesPreface1 High contrast: Astronomy, Africa and the emergence of the SKA as a flagship science project2 Watching the stargazers: Social science lenses for understanding astronomy, society and the media3 Gathering the evidence: Finding the SKA in the news and on social media4 Sending the signal: The social construction of media representations of the SKA5 A bird's eye view: Key features and themes of the SKA in the media6 The World Cup of science: South Africa vs Australia7 Science and technology: Visions of an African knowledge frontier8 The Gottschalk Hypothesis: The SKA as a symbol of (South) African science and technology achievement9 Material benefits: Astronomy and development10 Who is seen? Who is heard?11 The blue skies of AfricaAppendix AEndnotesReferencesAbout the authorIndex
Responsibility: Michael Gastrow.

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