Build Your own FM Radio Astronomy Lab

Because I'm a simple man, and the thought of trying to understand all of the unknown is more than I can handle, I prefer the simpler side of astronomy. My personal astronomy tools include a 4.5" reflector telescope, a pair of binoculars, and a FM Radio! So your asking, "FM Radio?". Well... I love to tune into the oldies and listen to some Hendrix or Three Dog Night while viewing the heavens! Ha ha! No - not really. I actually love listening to static, and the occasional ping pr...

20 Great Infographics of 2012

2. The FAST telescope in China also reached some major milestones in its construction. Memuco highlights the details in A Big Eye on the Sky.


Arecibo Observatory- the world's largest single-dish radio telescope. The Observatory is recognized as one of the most important national centers for research in radio astronomy, planetary radar and terrestrial aeronomy.


National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO)

Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope (GBT) is the world's largest fully steerable radio telescope and the world's largest land-based movable structure. It is part of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) site at Green Bank, West Virginia, USA. The telescope honors the name of the late Senator Robert C. Byrd.


A mysterious signal that has confounded scientists for years has been traced to a spot in the sky more than 3 billion light-years away.


Gibson Nebula Image brought to you courtesy of Robot Radio | Cosmic Streams of Consciousness |


Cosmic Nebula - Melanin can rearrange its chemical structure to absorb all energy across the radiant energy spectrum. This includes forms of energy such as: Sound (Music/Ultrasonic), Radar Waves, Radio/TV Waves, Micorowaves, Thermal/Radiant Heat, Visible Light, X-Ray, Cosmic Rays/UV Light, Earth's Magnetic Energy and Electromagnetic Energy.


Mullard Radio Astronomy Observatory antenna part of the One-Mile Telescope Barton near Cambridge UK. Several different exposures blended to form this image, the Moon has been slightly increased in size for more prominance in the image _26K4173

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