Today, 01 Feb 2017, we concluded the Wow! Signal Experiment. The data was analyzed and summarized in a 16 page paper, which has been submitted to the Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences for peer-review. We expect our findings to be publishes late Spring 2017.
Today we directed our 10m telescope toward 266P. Data collection will continue for 14 days. Initial results will be analyzed and, if required, a synopsis will be published.
We have tested the radio telescope and all equipment – everything appears to be working fine. We will start tracking the comet mid-January and will conduct the experiment for 10 days. Any findings will be published within 30-60 days post experiment!
Today we conducted our first “automated” neutral HI scan of the galactic plane (no observer required at Site-B). The purpose of the experiment was to measure the radial velocity of neutral HI along the galactic plane as it drifted over the 10-meter telescope (at 90° altitude). The experiment was a success. The data collected and analyzed demonstrates a decrease Read More
Today we conducted a full three hour scan of the Cygnus A AOI. The telescope was in drift scan mode. A strong signal at 1420 mhz was detected, as expected for Cygnus A. Full report: cygnus-a-112716
12 November 2016: Dennis, Ryan and I observed the galactic plane along the constellation Lacerta. We detected a strong hydrogen signal that was blueshifted.
31 October 2016: Today we scanned the galactic plane to test our 10-meter radio telescope and spectrometer. We detected hydrogen, however, the signal was weak. We will make adjustments this week.
Research Log 14 APR 16: Thanks to everyone who donated to this experiment. As of today, we have reached our milestone goal of $10,000. We also made our first purchase. The original plan included the N-EQ6 SynScan equatorial mount with a payload of 35 pounds. We upgraded to the iOptron Pro iEQ45 German Equatorial Mount with a Read More