Radio Astronomy

Paul Hearn, Director of the Radio Astronomy Section
Paul Hearn

The Radio Astronomy Section aspires to encourage and support the construction of radio telescopes by amateurs, their use for observing programmes, and the development of a deeper understanding of the science underlying what is being observed. Programmes can be aimed at any radio astronomical phenomenon, at any radio frequency. This encouragement will be through the operation of continuing group programmes, and through building communication and information exchange between individuals and groups pursuing their own projects. The main purpose of the Group is to act as a reservoir and clearing house for information on radio telescope design, construction and debugging, and how to use these instruments effectively. This will include the discussion of observing techniques and data analysis. Members should be able to exchange ideas, give advice and help each other. Establishing a pool of design information and software suitable for use in observing and data processing is a priority.


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