XRT-C: Time to start building!


Over the past couple of months, there have been lots of exciting developments in the XRT-C project. We’ve been busy ordering components and planning foundation digging trips, and very nearly have all the pieces we need to put together a radio telescope. The first thing to arrive was the dish, ordered from RF Hamdesign in […]

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XRT-C: Amplifiers – Temperamental, but Necessary


by Sam Morrell – XRT-C Science, Outreach and Press & Publicity teams. XRT-C members were given a demonstration of a working radio telescope at the University of Exeter by lecturer and veteran radio astronomer, Dr. Chris Brunt. Throughout the demonstration, Chris stressed the importance of high quality electronics and a low noise environment for your telescope. […]

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XRT-C Project Kickstarter


Yesterday the Exeter Radio Telescope at Caradon (XRT-C) Project launched a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign to reach their £2100 target to raise funds for the dish of a radio telescope for use by students in the UK. The XRT-C project is an official UKSEDS national project, led by a group of students from the University of Exeter in Devon, with an aim to […]

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UKSEDS Projects: XRT-C July Update


Exeter Student Radio Telescope to be built at Caradon Observatory A team of intrepid students are set to herald a new era of astronomy at the University of Exeter after securing a special partnership with the South West’s newest observatory. The group, called eXeter Radio Telescope at Caradon (XRT-C), have teamed up with Caradon Observatory […]

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UKSEDS XRT-Station project wins funding


The UKSEDS National XRT-Station Project has recently took another step towards completion after being awarded £2,500 worth of funding from the CATALYST Seed fund for academic public engagement. The eXeter Radio Telescope Station aims to build a radio telescope for use by UKSEDS members for weighing the Galaxy through observations of 21cm line emission from […]

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