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  Eleven radiotelescopes listening to the stars
by Pavlik_NL

Astronomers want to map the universe. this can be done by "lens"-telescopes (visual), but as well by radiotelescopes (radiowaves). These waves are caught by the dishes of which the parabolic shape centres the waves into the core and herewith emplify it. The detectors (sensors) in the centre are equipment in such a way that with computer one can make images of these radiation. The dishes are made in such a way that they can move up and down as well as from left to right (and vice versa of course). This way they can "listen" to the complete Nortnern hemispheric universe.

Address: Sterrebos in Hooghalen
Directions: Start to walk the "Melkweg" (= milky way) from the camp Westerbork visitor centre
Website: http://www.astron.nl/

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Mar 16, 2005
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