The next meeting of the Radio Astronomy Group will be 10am Sunday, 21st May. It was to have been last Sunday, but it was decided to postpone it due to that day being Mothers Day. :-)
This Sunday we will be looking at some test equipment which should help us to set up/align the 20.1MHz Radio Jove receivers, and the 1420MHz Hydrogen Line receiver and antennae, as well as designing the two Radio Jove antennae.
Radio astronomy group also met today at MBO. Planning "Radio Jove" antennas now receivers are built & starting to check out the 21cm gear.
— Mount Burnett Obsvy (@MBObservatory) May 21, 2017
Current projects are:
- Radio Jove – 2 receivers so we can do interferometry
- Hydrogen Line (1420MHz) interferometry
Future (probable) projects include:
- Magnetometer, for studying the effect of solar wind on Earths’ magnetic field
- There are many more possible Radio Astronomy projects, all within our means.