Tag Archives: Radio Astronomy

Living in a National Radio Quiet Zone

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Paul, who shares this National Geographic video about Green Bank, West Virginia, USA–home of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO): My wife and I took a camping trip to Green Bank in the late 1990s … Continue reading

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Video: Listening to sunspots on your shortwave radio

Digital Journal  reported that last weekend’s Sunspot 1302 was so strong that it had been detected via shortwave radio.  The following video marries the shortwave audio with images from the sunspot: A little shortwave radio astronomy courtesy of the Solar … Continue reading

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Listen to asteroid echos November 8th-9th

The excellent Southgate ARC has posted information on receiving signals that the Arecibo Observatory, the Deep Space Network Goldstone facility, the Green Bank Telescope and the Very Long Baseline Array will be bouncing off of the near-Earth asteroid 2005 YU55. The … Continue reading

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