As far as telescope-building projects go, this one actually got pretty emotional for a while, with each consortium hyping its existing investment and intellectual capital. The SKA Program Development Office chose both on Friday, with the entire mid-frequency dish array situated in Africa and the low-frequency array in Australia. South Africa, which will host the majority of the dishes, celebrated with a cake the shape of the continent. Naledi Pandor, South African Minister of Science and Technology, said she was happy for Africa, and noted the announcement came on Africa Day. Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia and Zambia will also host elements of the SKA.