Radio astronomy in Ireland

9 years 3 months ago #86513 by Mieszko
Radio astronomy in Ireland was created by Mieszko
Hi everyone :)

I have one simple question. I tried to find answer on the internet but without any results. Is there any university in Ireland where is opportunity to study radio astronomy? Or university where they have radio telescope?

Greatings from Poland,

Mieszko

Ps. Sorry for mistakes, my english is definitely not perfect! :)

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9 years 3 months ago #86516 by Seanie_Morris
Replied by Seanie_Morris on topic Radio astronomy in Ireland
Hi Mieszko,

Welcome to our little Irish community! It is always great to see people from other countries come online here.

I don't know of any universities in Ireland that have specific areas on Radio Astronomy. Radio Astronomy might be part of an astronomy-related course, like a module, rather than a course on its own. I know National University of Ireland in Galway (NUIG) and in Maynooth (NUIM) have some radio astronomy instruments. After that, maybe radio astronomy in Ireland is very much a laid back hobby with a handful of amateurs doing different things from aurora watching to meteor detection to listening for e.g. the Crab Nebula (M1), Jupiter, and so on.

Do you have a specific topic of radio astronomy that you are interested in? I myself do casual meteor detection and I plan to get Jupiter sometime soon and later to have a permanent set up for aurora detection.

Seanie.

Midlands Astronomy Club.
Radio Presenter (Midlands 103), Space Enthusiast, Astronomy Outreach Co-ordinator.
Former IFAS Chairperson and Secretary.

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9 years 3 months ago #86525 by dmcdona
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Mieszko - as Seanie said, Galway University (NUIG) definately have a radio telescope.

Contact them - they're very approachable.

Cheers
Dave

p.s. welcome to the forum and your English is definately better than my Irish :)

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9 years 3 months ago #86531 by Mieszko
Replied by Mieszko on topic Radio astronomy in Ireland
Thanks! This information is very useful for my. Definitely I'm going to write to them, mayby not now but for sure in future.

I study astronomy in Poland. I'm interested in all kinds of problems that are connected with maser emission, especially maser emission in massive stars forming regions. I don't have my own radio telescope. I don't do any researche myself :( Maybe in future it will change.

Mieszko

Ps. I suppose that my english will be better thanks to this forum. I understand almost everything (especially when I read) but I have problem with speaking and writing.

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9 years 2 months ago #87143 by DaveGrennan
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Mieszko,

Dr. Peter Gallagher is undertaking a research program at Trinity College Dublin. His team have set up a radio telescope at Birr Castle, Co. Offaly to study radio bursts from the Sun as part of the CALLISTO program.

callistotcd.blogspot.com/

Maybe this is of interest to you.

Best wishes,

Dave.

Regards and Clear Skies,

Dave.
J41 - Raheny Observatory.
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