Huge single-dish radio telescopes are rare, with the 300m Arecibo dish built in a valley being the largest example. But no more – China has completed a huge 500m single dish, the size of 30 football pitches.
Dr. D Brown, NTU, will talk about why we need such large radio telescopes and the challenges facing such a project. He will also look at how such projects impact upon the population living near and using these sites. This talk will be followed by a brief introduction to what is visible in this month's sky.
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