AusSRC makes marble-ous networks at Astrofest 2022

five people standing behind a table with a marble race activity and a computer screen on it

In October, AusSRC held its first ever Perth Astrofest stall, with an activity showing how data will flow from the SKA-Low in the Murchison to other SRCs around the world –  in the form of a marble race! One marble represented a standard sized laptop full of data, which thanks to the unpredictable nature of the Gravitrax marble race set, could be sent anywhere across the global data network. 


Eyes would widen when visitors to the stall were told that the SKA would generate enough data to fill 1.2 million laptops! The activity was a hit and was a fantastic chance for our team to share what the AusSRC does and our role in the SKA project journey.