Radio astronomy

​Onsala Space Observatory provides scientists with equipment to study the Earth and the rest of the Universe. Facilities for radio astronomy are described on this web site (see links in the left column). 

The observatory's host department at Chalmers, Earth and Space Sciences, has a research group in Radio astronomy and astrophysics which is a frequent user of the observatory's telescopes and other facilites.​​

Here you can find a few examples of radio astronomical research with Onsala Space Observatory's radio telescopes.



Left: The galaxy Centaurus A*. Optical image overlayed with radio image from APEX in orange and X-rays in blue.(Credit: ESO/WFI, optical; MPIfR/ESO/APEX/A.Weiss et al., submillimetre; NASA/CXC/CfA/R.Kraft et al., X-ray)
Middle: VLBI image of the quasar 3C380 (Credit: A. Polatidis, P.N. Wilkinson) 
Right: The Onsala 25 m diameter telescope (Credit: M. Thomasson)

Published: Tue 20 Aug 2013. Modified: Wed 17 Feb 2016