[LMB] OT: Arecibo

Lois Aleta Fundis loisaletafundis at gmail.com
Mon Nov 23 21:27:26 GMT 2020

Somewhat related.to this thread:

Here in West Virginia, we have our own radio-telescope at Green Bank, in
the center of the state deep, in the Appalachian Mountains. And we are
apparently soon to have another!

This is an excerpt from an article in today's *Charleston Gazette*, the
newspaper from our state capital:

"A new radio telescope linked to similar telescopes at two sites in Canada
will be built at the Green Bank Observatory, following the National Science
Foundation’s award of a $1.7 million grant to a WVU professor studying Fast
Radio Bursts. The horizontal, 60-meter-long, 20-meter-wide telescope
features a cylindrical profile similar to a snowboarding half-pipe.
According to iNFOnews.ca <http://infonews.ca/>, it will operate in concert
with similar “Outrigger” telescopes planned for construction at the
Algonquin Radio Observatory in Ontario and at a site near Allenby, British

"The three Outrigger scopes will in turn connect with the similar, but much
larger, CHIME (Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment)
radio-telescope in operation since 2017 at the Dominion Radio Astrophysical
Observatory near Kaleden, British Columbia. The Outrigger telescopes will
triangulate the positions of targeted objects, allowing the CHIME telescope
to pinpoint their locations.

"The grant to build the new telescope at Green Bank was awarded to Kevin
Bandura, an assistant professor in the Lane Department of Computer Science
and Electrical Engineering at WVU.

"Bandura is part of a CHIME research team that has detected hundreds of
Fast Radio Bursts in the three years the Canadian radio-telescope has been
in operation. Prior to that time, astronomers had detected about 50 of the
intense flashes of mysterious origin.

"Fast Radio Bursts, or FRBs, are powerful bursts of radio waves that are
among the brightest objects ever observed, despite being only milliseconds
long, after having traveled through millions of light years of space.
"FRBs were first discovered in 2007 by a research team led by WVU physics
professor and Green Bank Observatory staffer Duncan Lorimer that included
his wife and fellow WVU professor, Maura McLaughlin, and David Narkevic,
then a WVU senior. The discovery was made while poring over archived data
from observations recorded years earlier at the Parkes radio telescope in


On Mon, Nov 23, 2020 at 4:18 PM Howard Brazee <howard at brazee.net> wrote:

> > On Nov 23, 2020, at 8:29 AM, Markus Baur via Lois-Bujold <
> lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk> wrote:
> >
> > let us take the arecibo design as plubeprint and look where we can
> reduce mass
> I suspect it won’t be a problem finding a similar depression to put it on
> the moon.
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