Dwingeloo Radio Observatory


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Dwingeloo Radio Observatory

(dwing-gă-loo ) The administrative headquarters of the Netherlands Foundation for Research in Astronomy (NFRA) known as ASTRON (Stichting Astronomisch Onderzoek in Nederland) in Dutch. It is the site of a 25-meter radio telescope that came into operation in 1955 and can observe at 1.42, 1.66, and 5 GHz.
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After all, signals pierce through clouds as if they weren't even there when you use the Dwingeloo Radio Observatory, the world's largest amateur radio project.
But it soon became clear that to obtain better observations, they would need a new instrument dedicated to radio astronomy: the Dwingeloo Radio Observatory.
Named after the nearby village of Dwingeloo and the Dwingelderveld National Park in which it resides, the Dwingeloo Radio Observatory began observations in 1956 as the world's largest radio telescope.