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Sunday, May 1, 2011

Allen Telescope Array


Allen Telescope Array                      
                      Formerly known as the One Hectare Telescope (1hT), was a joint effort by the SETI Institute and the Radio Astronomy Laboratory at the University of California, Berkeley to construct a radio interferometer that is dedicated to astronomical observations and a simultaneous search for extraterrestrial intelligence.


Overview:
1.290 miles northeast of San Francisco, California.
2.It consist of 350 antennas.
3.A wide range radio telescopes built to date.
4.Its frequency coverage from 0.5 to 11.2 GHz.


Uses:
1.Measure the magnetic fields in the Milky Way.
2.Detect the gravitational wave background from massive black holes.
3.To determine the metallicity gradient of the Milky Way.