Weekly programs beginning April 3 - RESERVATIONS NEEDED
We have received approval from the State of New Jersey to begin hosting public programs. We've made some changes to ensure the safety of our volunteers and guests, including moving our programs outdoors and limiting the number of attendees. Please see our reservation page for complete details.
Solar Radio SpectroPolarimeter
The Alcatel-Lucent Solar Radio SpectroPolarimeter was originally mounted on the roof of Bell Labs in Murray Hill. The 2-meter dish is connected to a 1-18 GHz receiver capable of 200 MHz resolution. It is driven by a chain-drive stepper motor in 7.5" increments. The mechanical components were reconditioned and the electronics have been updated. This dish is similar to the 2-meter dishes installed at the Owen's Valley Solar Array in California. It will automatically track from sunrise to sunset on a daily basis recording the sun's radio emissions and solar storm events. It will be employed to listen to Jupiter once the sun has set.