How to Build a Radio Telescope (PHY4203.01)

Hugh Crowl; Andrew Cencini

Astronomy has gained great insights from Radio Astronomy – details of star formation, the first evidence for Dark Matter, evidence for massive galactic central black holes, and star formation in the early universe are all examples of things we have learned from observations of radio light.

In this course, students will build an eight-foot radio telescope to be used in this (and future) courses. Students will learn enough radio astronomy, engineering, computational thinking, and computer programming to effectively build and operate a small radio telescope. Some previous experience with astronomy, electronics, and/or programming is expected.

This class will only be offered as pass/ fail.

Prerequisites: Permission of the instructors.
Credits: 2
T 2:10pm - 4:00pm
Maximum Enrollment: 10
Course Frequency:
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