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A compilation of stories, telescopes, internship resources, and other things radio astronomy.

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Scoping out Radio Astronomy

A blog dedicated to telling the history of radio astronomy: its evolution, its discoveries, and its telescopes

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Two Weeks as a Visiting Astronomer in the Quiet Zone

Olivia Wilkins

A few weeks ago, an article I wrote appeared in Got Science Magazine. I wrote about my experience being a visiting astronomer at Green Bank Observatory for two weeks in October 2018, during which I used the Green Bank Telescope to observe to protostars, or young stellar objects on the verge of star birth.

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Astronomy Down Under: Parkes Observatory

Olivia Wilkins

  In the middle of New South Wales, Australia, lies "The Dish" - a 64-meter radio telescope that has long played a part in contemporary astronomy history. Known as "the grand old lady of astronomy," the Parkes Radio Telescope brought us broadcasts of the Apollo 11 lunar mission, received signals from the Mars rover Opportunity, and even starred in its own film.

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