Hawkesbury Radio Astronomy Observatory
Adventures in Amateur Radio Astronomy
Website of the Hawkesbury Radio Astronomy Observatory (HawkRAO) - located some 60 km NW of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
(Please read NOTES at the end of this page)
Main Focus of this Website
Activities at HawkRAO are mainly based on observing the Vela pulsar. Observations began in May, 2017 with daily observations aimed at measuring the slow spin-down of the pulsar. During the more than 5 years of daily observations two glitches of the pulsar have been observed in HawkRAO data.
How it Began...
Some 30-odd years ago I did a small project in radio astronomy which involved interferometry of the Sun.
Due to retirement of the old PCs where data was stored, the only remaining information about this activity is shown below.
A simple result - nonetheless the catalyst for an ongoing fascination with all things cosmic...