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written by Diane Fisher
published by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory
This online workbook is used for  training teachers and volunteers who wish to operate the Goldstone-Apple Valley Radio Telescope. The students in this district operate the telescope from the Apple Valley location. Also, students and teachers across the country can register to operate the telescope from their own classrooms. This workbook can also be used as a resource for information on how radio telescopes work, the fundamentals of the electromagnetic spectrum, thermal and non-thermal radiation, 21-cm hydrogen line, Kirchhoff's laws of spectral analysis, the Doppler effect, coordinate systems, and the SETI project.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
- Instrumentation
= Radio Astronomy
= Telescopes
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Upper Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Textbook
= Tutorial
= Unit of Instruction
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- Educators
- Learners
- text/html
- application/pdf
- image/gif
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© 1997 California Institute of Technology
21cm hydrogyen line, GAVRT project, Goldstone-Apple Valley Radio Telescope, Kirchhoff's laws of spectral analysis, Radio Astronomy, doppler shift, electromagnetic emission, electromagnetic radiation, radio continuum, radio frequency emission, radio lines, spectral lines, thermal radiation
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Metadata instance created December 1, 2003 by Patricia Monahan
Record Updated:
January 25, 2023 by Lyle Barbato
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May 10, 2007
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Fisher, D. (2007, May 10). Basics of Radio Astronomy. Retrieved June 23, 2024, from Jet Propulsion Laboratory:
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Fisher, Diane. Basics of Radio Astronomy. Pasadena: Jet Propulsion Laboratory, May 10, 2007. (accessed 23 June 2024).
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Fisher, Diane. Basics of Radio Astronomy. Pasadena: Jet Propulsion Laboratory, 1997. 10 May 2007. 23 June 2024 <>.
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