Visit to Gauribidanur Observatory
By akarshsimha; Published 03 Jul 2008
BAS will be organizing a visit to the Gauribidanur Observatory on Saturday. The purpose of the visit is to find out more about radio telescopes, understand the details of its construction and operation, and help us to eventually build one.
NOTE: This event is restricted to interested participants with some elementary background in Radio Astronomy, such as the working principles behind antennae, basics of astronomy, concepts of interferometry and an understanding of how data from a radio telescope is visualized, on the request of the authorities.
Signups: Everyone who is attending the event is requested to sign up for the event by clicking on the link below. Signups will be finalized on Thursday, as the authorities have requested for a break-up of the group. Any changes in registration after Thursday are discouraged. As mentioned earlier, an understanding of fundamentals of radio astronomy is a pre-requisite.
Transportation: Transportation will be organized only if there are sufficient number of participants requiring transportation facilities.
About the Observatory
The Gauribidanur Observatory has unique research facilities for radio observations, especially of the sun. The low wavelengths supported by the seemingly old-fashioned equipment in the observatory make these research facilities unique in the world.
A sattelite view of the T-shaped array of dipoles:
More details about the observatory:
Please discuss any clarifications that you may need through the Mailing list, which you can join at:
Resources on radio astronomy will be posted to the group in a short while.