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Message 1880545 - Posted: 27 Jul 2017, 7:40:24 UTC

A new €2 million radio telescope will be officially turned on at Birr Castle in Co Offaly later this morning.
The Irish Low Frequency Array, or I-LOFAR, is part of a €150 million network of radio telescope stations spread across seven European countries.
The system will be used to study objects near and far away from Earth, including the Sun, black holes, magnetic fields, and the emergence of galaxies in the early Universe.
I-LOFAR is made up of 3,000 individual antennae and 55km of wires and cables spread out across an area the size of a football field.
It links into the international LOFAR network, which comprises thousands of antennae that record measurements at the lowest frequencies that can be observed from the Earth.
Together it makes up the largest virtual radio telescope dish in the world, with a diameter of 2,000km.

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https://www.rte.ie/news/ireland/2017/0726/893225-radio-telescope-birr/
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Message 1880547 - Posted: 27 Jul 2017, 7:49:36 UTC - in response to Message 1880545.  

A new €2 million radio telescope will be officially turned on at Birr Castle in Co Offaly later this morning.
The Irish Low Frequency Array, or I-LOFAR, is part of a €150 million network of radio telescope stations spread across seven European countries.
The system will be used to study objects near and far away from Earth, including the Sun, black holes, magnetic fields, and the emergence of galaxies in the early Universe.
I-LOFAR is made up of 3,000 individual antennae and 55km of wires and cables spread out across an area the size of a football field.
It links into the international LOFAR network, which comprises thousands of antennae that record measurements at the lowest frequencies that can be observed from the Earth.
Together it makes up the largest virtual radio telescope dish in the world, with a diameter of 2,000km.

Read more...
https://www.rte.ie/news/ireland/2017/0726/893225-radio-telescope-birr/


I just thought that I'd improve that post for some of us. ;-)

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Message 1880553 - Posted: 27 Jul 2017, 9:18:37 UTC

They are probably searching for leprechauns :-))
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Message 1880554 - Posted: 27 Jul 2017, 9:35:44 UTC

There is also the HERA radiotelescope in South Africa, built by MIT with private donors. If you go to the BOINC home site, on the discussion page of the TBD project by David Anderson, who cooperated to the HERA project, you'll find a link to its site. It should record emissions by the very early universe, not by ET.
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Message 1880563 - Posted: 27 Jul 2017, 12:46:02 UTC - in response to Message 1880553.  

They are probably searching for leprechauns :-))

Probably most likely find them before Aliens.
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Message 1880564 - Posted: 27 Jul 2017, 12:47:13 UTC - in response to Message 1880547.  

A new €2 million radio telescope will be officially turned on at Birr Castle in Co Offaly later this morning.
The Irish Low Frequency Array, or I-LOFAR, is part of a €150 million network of radio telescope stations spread across seven European countries.
The system will be used to study objects near and far away from Earth, including the Sun, black holes, magnetic fields, and the emergence of galaxies in the early Universe.
I-LOFAR is made up of 3,000 individual antennae and 55km of wires and cables spread out across an area the size of a football field.
It links into the international LOFAR network, which comprises thousands of antennae that record measurements at the lowest frequencies that can be observed from the Earth.
Together it makes up the largest virtual radio telescope dish in the world, with a diameter of 2,000km.

Read more...
https://www.rte.ie/news/ireland/2017/0726/893225-radio-telescope-birr/


I just thought that I'd improve that post for some of us. ;-)

Cheers.

Not sure why the link doesn't come up for me...
Thanks..
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Message 1888973 - Posted: 10 Sep 2017, 5:31:09 UTC - in response to Message 1880564.  
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I-LOFAR and HERA official websites added to the Wikipedia List of radio telescopes. The links (including the one to the rte.ie article) should be clickable.

A new €2 million radio telescope will be officially turned on at Birr Castle in Co Offaly later this morning.
The Irish Low Frequency Array, or I-LOFAR, is part of a €150 million network of radio telescope stations spread across seven European countries.
The system will be used to study objects near and far away from Earth, including the Sun, black holes, magnetic fields, and the emergence of galaxies in the early Universe.
I-LOFAR is made up of 3,000 individual antennae and 55km of wires and cables spread out across an area the size of a football field.
It links into the international LOFAR network, which comprises thousands of antennae that record measurements at the lowest frequencies that can be observed from the Earth.
Together it makes up the largest virtual radio telescope dish in the world, with a diameter of 2,000km.

Read more...
https://www.rte.ie/news/ireland/2017/0726/893225-radio-telescope-birr/


I just thought that I'd improve that post for some of us. ;-)

Cheers.

Not sure why the link doesn't come up for me...
Thanks..

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