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A Voyage through the Radio Universe

by: Timothy Spuck

The Radio Astronomy Research Team from from Oil City Area Senior High School (OCHS) in Oil City, Pennsylvania, embarked on a special project titled “Mapping the Universe” at the start of the 2000 school year. For the project, students analyzed data from the Arecibo Radio Telescope, which is the world’s largest single dish radio telescope, in an effort to learn more about distant galaxies. Students used the information they gathered to calculate the Hubble constant—an accomplishment usually achieved by professional astronomers.

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Type Journal ArticlePub Date 10/1/2004Stock # tst04_071_08_48Volume 071Issue 08

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