Category Archives: Radio Astronomy

Announcement: Radio Astronomy Conference

In addition to the lectures, there will be great conversations, radio observations by KSL Labs – 12 GHz. Educational Radio Telescope and Radio Astronomy Supplies, 21cm Spectral and Continuum Radio Telescope, as well as music entertainment by the Scientists and Staff of Brookhaven National Laboratory (Stochastic Orchestra), all in the historic Custer Institute. Continue reading…

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Amateur Radio Operators “Ping” Juno Satellite

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The idea was to coordinate the efforts of amateur radio operators all over the world, and send a message in Morse code that could be received by the University of Iowa-designed-and-built instrument on the Juno spacecraft. Continue reading…

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Job Annoucement

The University of Manchester is looking to hire two engineers or scientists for the development of pulsar search technology for the Square Kilometre Array Telescope. Continue reading…

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The mini-Halloween Storms of 2013

Ten years ago, in late October 2003, space weather forecasters experienced a frission of dread when two gigantic sunspots appeared. Both had complex magnetic fields that harbored energy for strong explosions. If the spots turned toward Earth and erupted…. Continue reading…

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Upcoming Radio Astronomy Conference

This purpose of this conference is to bring researchers and educators together to explore the importance of education in the area related to Radio Astronomy and the related sciences. Continue reading…

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“Explore Your Universe” Lectures

It’s that time of year again! The cool crisp nights and the changing of the aspens can only mean one thing: Fall is here, and with it the 2013 edition of our “Explore Your Universe” lecture series, featuring talks by prominent astronomers sharing their research and discoveries. Continue reading…

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Announcement: Radio Astronomy Workshop

The main objective of this meeting is to discuss the future of pulsar
and transients science at low frequencies. Transients and pulsars
constitute significant components of the science programmes of LOFAR,
MWA and the LWA. But what are prospects for detecting both pulsars
and transients in large numbers with these instruments? Continue reading…

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Amateur Observers Help Shed New Light on SS Cygni

A group of astronomers led by Dr. James Miller-Jones of Curtin University and the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research have published a revised distance to the famed variable star SS Cygni, solving a major mystery surrounding this star and its behavior. Continue reading…

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GRB’s and HEP’s Connected Events

For many years’ amateur astronomers have been observing events known as HEP’s (High Energy Pulses) in the 406 and 1420 MHz frequency bands. At the SARA 2005 conference it was suggested by several people that we should be making observations at several different frequencies to confirm the origin of HEP’s. There was also speculation at the same conference that the cause of HEP’s was a GRB’s (Gamma Ray Burst). Continue reading…

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Wonderfest: Exploring the Origins of the Universe

Dr. Eliot Quataert. Photo by Sheldon Greaves

I returned not long ago from a trip to San Francisco to hear Dr. Eliot Quataert, a Professor of Astronomy and Physics at UC Berkeley hold forth on “The Modern Origins Story: From the Big Bang to Habitable Planets.” Continue reading…

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