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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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In the heart of the Eifel: das Radioteleskop Effelsberg

Olivia Wilkins

The Radioteleskop Effelsberg is one of the largest fully-steerable radio telescopes in the world, second only to the GBT. Its parabolic reflector dish has a diameter of 100 meters, which can be seen towering over the trees in the Eifel just 1.3 kilometers northeast of the village of Effelsberg in Nordrhein-Westfalen.

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