Basics of Radio Astronomy
- This workbook was developed to support training for the Goldstone-Apple Valley Radio Telescope
, but is a resource applicable to all radio astronomy.
Introduction to Radio Astronomy
- Starting point for some basic facts about radio astronomy, what radio astronomers do, how radio telescope
s work, and the kinds of research done with radio telescope
ATNF - Australia Telescope National Facility
- Operates the Australia Telescope
, a set of radio telescope
s in New South Wales. These telescope
s are used, individually or together, to study objects in the Universe ranging from the remains of dead stars to entire galaxies.
- The world's largest fully steerable radio telescope
, the 100 m antenna of Effelsberg in Bonn, Germany, operated since August 1972.
- A 15-meter diameter, submillimeter spectrum
. Situated near the summit of Mauna Kea, Big island, Hawaii.
Jodrell Bank - Nuffield Radio Astronomy Laboratories (NRAL)
- NRAL at Jodrell Bank are a part of the University of Manchester's Department of Physics and Astronomy. The Laboratories are home to the Lovell Telescope
and the MERLIN & VLBI National Facility which is operated by the University on behalf of PPARC.
- The Molonglo Observatory Synthesis Telescope
The Very Small Array (VSA)
- in Tenerife (Canary Islands). Designed to study fluctuations in the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) thought to originate from the period immediately following the big bang. Operated by Cambridge and Manchester Universities (UK).