For a while a few of us have been talking about how we could return radio astronomy to MBO after its brief debut under Monash to record the impact of comet Shoemaker–Levy 9 into Jupiter in July 1994. Coincidentally, those of you who were at the MBO Open Day will know, we’ve been gifted a prototype “tile” of the Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) radio telescope via the good offices of CAASTRO and Curtin University in WA which has the possibility of being returned to a functioning state.
So I’d like to hear from MBO members who are interested in working on this and other radio astronomy projects through a Radio Astronomy Group at MBO!
The idea is to be pretty ad-hoc whilst we work out what we have (and don’t have) as part of the MWA tile and gather information on how it is meant to function.
If you are interested please contact the current RAG coordinator, Lindsay Stodden, at: email@example.com