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Sunday 19th March 2017 - Radio Astronomy Group Working Bee

The next Radio Astronomy Group (RAG) meeting will be on Sunday 19th March at 11AM.

This working bee we will be installing and testing the Hydrogen Line Receiver (connected to the two dishes).  If you are interested in learning a bit about Hydrogen Line radio astronomy there is a useful explainer here:

Our current status with Radio Jove is that we have now finished building the two Radio Jove receivers and they have been tested and aligned (with a signal generator).  The next step is to build two antennae, install analysis software and start using the receivers.  Should happen soon!


Sunday 19th February 2017 - Radio Astronomy Group Working Bee

The Radio Astronomy Group will meet on Sunday 19th February at 11am to continue working on the Radio Jove kits and start planning out their testing and also the necessary antennas so we can pick signals up with them.

We will be meeting during the monthly MBO working bee so if you've got some time before 11am to spare to help out it would be awesome!


January Radio Astronomy Group Meetings

Radio Jove - Sunday January 15th - 11am

The next RAG meeting will be at 11am on Sunday January 15th (alongside the regular MBO working bee) to work on the Radio Jove  equipment.  I will be away in NSW but Ray has kindly agreed to run the session.
Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) Tile - Friday January 20th - 8pm
There will also be a RAG meeting starting 8pm sharp on Friday 20th January to prep the Murchison Widefield Array tile that we have ready for  the MBO Open Day on Saturday 21st.
Because we will have limited daylight we will need to make best use of that time so we will get cracking on the construction & checkout & dismantling and chat inside the cabin about how it works once it's packed away again.

Chris Samuel
If you are a current MBO member interested in getting involved with the Radio Astronomy Group please drop an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and I'll add you to the mailing list for the group.


Sunday 20th November 2016 - Radio Astronomy Group Working Bee

11am Sunday 20th November the MBO Radio Astronomy Group (RAG) will meet once more as part of the wider MBO working bee to work on our projects.   We'll be continuing to construct our Radio Jove receivers as well as work on the 21cm hydrogen line dishes and equipment.

If you'd like to come help out with the working bee beforehand your help will always be appreciated and that starts at 10am!