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Thursday, June 7, 2018

Astronomy Night at UC Berkeley

Lecture | June 7 | 8-10:30 p.m. | 131 Campbell Hall

 Department of Astronomy

Come join us at Campbell Hall on the UC Berkeley campus on the first Thursday of every month for a FREE public astronomy lecture and stargazing on the roof with our fleet of telescopes.

When: Thursday, June 7th
Talk: 8:00pm-9:00pm “Awake and Sleeping Supermassive Black Holes” (Nectaria Gizani)
Stargazing: 9:00pm-10:30pm (weather dependent)

Doors to Campbell Hall open at 7:30pm, and...   More >

Monday, June 18, 2018

Hamid Pourshaghaghi (Eindhoven) and Christiaan Brinkerink (Radboud): The Netherlands-China Low-frequency Explorer

Seminar: RAL Seminars | June 18 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 501B Campbell Hall

 Hamid Pourshaghaghi, Eindhoven; Christiaan Brinkerink, Radboud

 Radio Astronomy Lab

We present the Netherlands-China Low-frequency Explorer (NCLE), a low-frequency radio instrument selected for the 2018 Chinese Chang'e 4 mission to an Earth-Moon L2 halo orbit. NCLE consists of three 5-meter long monopole antennas that are mounted onto the Queqiao relay satellite, and are designed to be sensitive in the 80 kHz - 80 MHz frequency range. The instrument aims to address a multitude...   More >

Monday, June 25, 2018

Melanie Johnston-Hollitt (Curtin): The Phase II Murchison Widefield Array: Current Status and Future Plans

Seminar: RAL Seminars | June 25 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 501B Campbell Hall

 Melanie Johnston-Hollitt, Curtin

 Radio Astronomy Lab

The Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) is a low-frequency precursor to the Square Kilometre Array (SKA). The telescope operates between 70 and 300 MHz and is located on the Murchison Radioastronomy Observatory (MRO) in Western Australia. The instrument is operated by Curtin University on behalf of a consortium of 21 international partner organisations spanning 6 countries. The telescope was recently...   More >