Mopra makes it into the Eastern Suburbs Southern Courier with picture of UNSW telescope and Randwick astronomer hard at work!
A new observation day begins here at Mopra radio telescope. Today the temperature is quite low, almost 8°C, and the wind seems to be quite low compared to yesterday (~ 40km/h). We […]
A new observation day at MOPRA, looking to the G272 region with more than 710 explorers supporting the journey through the Galaxy. Many clouds at the Mopra site, above them […]
As soon as the region of the galactic plane we are looking for rises, the TeamMopra points the 22 m antenna of the Mopra radio telescope towards the Galactic plane, targeting the G270 region, […]
A brief infographic on our interstellar voyage.
At the time of writing this, I am currently observing (at three in the morning) with Nanten2 on the other side of the planet. As the observations were going, I […]
A good observing session with Mopra is all about listening for the sounds of Australian birds to tell you what the telescope is up to and whether your input is […]
Ever watch one of those science fiction movies where the protagonists get trapped in time bubbles, in which the flow of time moves at different rates? Well sometimes observing at […]
Life in the sub-millimetre is certainly tougher than in the millimetre bands that Mopra works in. The sky can be nearly opaque, the conditions you’re working in are tough (try […]
When observing with Mopra gets all to much, the astronomers at UNSW retire to their Dept kitchen for quiet contemplation on life, the universe and everything.