I found that my long standing interest in astronomy was re-energised when I discovered amateur radio astronomy. This was due to a chance encounter at a business conference with a self declared ‘amateur radio astronomer’. Prior to that I had no idea that such things were possible. I enjoy building the instruments needed for making observations and encourage others to have a go. I currently observe Very Low Frequency (VLF) signals and ionospheric disturbances and occasionally meteors. My current project is to add a magnetometer to my observatory and observe the impact on the Earth’s magnetic field of solar wind and coronal mass ejections.
UKRAA is the UK Radio Astronomy Association, a charitable body which historically developed from the British Astronomical Association Radio Astronomy Group. UKRAA promotes the science of radio astronomy and all branches of radio astronomical research by designing, manufacturing, and selling radio astronomy equipment for amateur astronomers.
|Date||Talk at GAS meeting|
|5 Nov 2020||A Zoom talk: Radio Astronomy for Amateurs
It often surprises amateur astronomers that it is possible to observe at radio wavelengths without needing a huge Jodrell Bank sized dish.