CSIRO Outreach Report

BBC TV at the Murchison Radio astronomy Observatory

In May, the BBC’s Chris Lintott travelled to the Murchison radio Astronomy Observatory (MRO) to film an episode of the epic TV show The Sky at Night. It features SKA pathfinder telescopes ASKAP and MWA and the US instrument EDGES, also hosted by CSIRO at the MRO. Chris explores how the establishment of this radio-quiet observatory in the remote outback and all the infrastructure and precursor instruments, including the prototype SKA-Low antennas, is paving the way for the Square Kilometre Array. View the show here and skip over the first 20 seconds of test pattern. Enjoy!


Report provided by Annabelle Young, CSIRO