News and Updates
>> Mark your calenders: The next MWA Project Science Meeting will be at the Raman Research Institute on 23-25 June 2014.
>> Lead author Dr. Martin Bell (Sydney) and the MWA Team have had a paper accepted for publiction in MNRAS on: A survey for transients and variables with the Murchison Widefield Array 32-tile prototype at 154 MHz (2014)
>> Technology blog, CNET, recently reported an article based on the MWA paper by Tingay et al., On the detection and tracking of space debris using the Murchison Widefield Array. I. Simulations and test observations demonstrate feasibility (2013)
>> Observers did you know... You can check out the current weather and forecasts for the MWA site.
The Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) is a low-frequency radio telescope operating between 80 and 300 MHz. It is located at the Murchison Radio-astronomy Observatory (MRO) in Western Australia, the planned site of the future Square Kilometre Array (SKA) lowband telescope, and is one of three telescopes designated as a Precursor for the SKA. The MWA has been developed by an international collaboration, including partners from Australia, India, New Zealand, and the United States. It is entering final construction and will be fully operational beginning in 2013. Read more about the telescope...
The MWA will perform large surveys of the entire Southern Hemisphere sky and acquire deep observations on targeted regions. It will enable astronomers to pursue four key science objectives. The primary endeavor is the hunt for intergalactic hydrogen gas that surrounded early galaxies during the cosmological epoch of reionization. The MWA will also provide new insights into our Milky Way galaxy and its magnetic field, pulsing and exploding stellar objects, and the science of space weather that connects our Sun to the environment here on Earth. Read more about MWA science...