How to Make a Sidewalk Ready Radio Telescope
(photo credit: Sue Ann Heatherly)
We had a fun and instructional teleconference on how to make a "sidewalk ready" radio telescope.
The telecon entitled: "Itty Bitty Radio Telescope" with Sue Ann Heatherly was on Tuesday, November 18, 2008.
Our speaker, Sue Ann Heatherly is the warm, friendly and informative Education Officer of the Robert C. Byrd
Green Bank Telescope (GBT). The GBT is the worlds largest fully steerable radio telescope and also the worlds largest land-based movable structure. It is part of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO)
Sue Ann's mission is to engage teachers and students in real-world scientific research experiences, and to share the excitement of radio astronomy discoveries with the public.
She develops professional development programs for teachers, camps and informal programs for children, and oversees a year-round tour program for the public. Sue Ann remains undaunted in her efforts to explain to the public: "No we haven't received communications from ET.
Yes, wed tell you if we had. No, really we would! Actually there's a lot more to radio astronomy than just SETI. Umm, do you like black holes?
The IBT telecon was a pleasure for all to enjoy. You didn't want to miss this one!
New Get all the downloads from the telecon in one place!
Go to: http://nightsky.jpl.nasa.gov/club/download-view.cfm?Doc_ID=347 and find all the downloads from Sue Ann's presentation.
If you have any questions, please email us: nightskyinfo@astrosociety.org