This section has information that is external to the BAA Radio Group web site. Please note, this information is provided in good faith, but the BAA or the Radio Astronomy Group cannot be held responsible for the content of external web sites. If you have any useful resources please contact John Berman with the relevant info and they will be added


A range of Radio Astronomy Books are now available from the UKRAA

Amateur Radio Astronomy by John Fielding, available from the Radio Society of Great Britain


Basics of Radio Astronomy
An excellent introduction to the concepts that lie at the heart of radio astronomy. Start here before you go anywhere else!

Radio Astronomy Tutorials – pdfs
More advanced tutorials from MIT Haystack observatory.

NJIT Course notes by Prof. Dale E. Gary
Another more advanced series of lectures covering all aspects of radio astronomy

Observing Resources

Low Frequencies

RADIO WAVES below 22 kHz

Comprehensive collection of articles and links dealing with VLF phenomena, including Sudden Ionospheric Disturbances (SIDs)

Microwave Frequencies
UK Microwave Group
Essential site for those designing and building receiving systems at these frequencies

Monitoring sites

Current views of the sun’s disk at different wavelengths

Space Weather Now
Solar, geomagnetic and auroral activity

Hydrogen Line Observing

Group Notes can be found here

David Morgan has a wealth of information which can be found here

General Links


Royal Astronomical Society
The European Radio Astronomy Club
The Society of Amateur Radio Astronomers
The Society for Popular Astronomy
International Meteor Organisation


Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics
Square Kilometre Array
National Radio Astronomy Observatory

UKRAA Products

RadioSkyPipe and other software and books

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