VLBI Data Series 1, Intro to Radio Astronomy

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Facilitator: Dan Marrone, Arizona

Air date: Tuesday, January 28, 2020

The technique of radio interferometry is an essential tool for modern radio astronomy. Interferometry made the Event Horizon Telescope image of M87* possible, but it is widely used in radio astronomy to improve angular resolution compared to that achievable with a single aperture, to increase sensitivity, improve astrometric precision, and control systematics. In this webinar, we will review the basics of radio interferometry, very long baseline interferometry, and radio telescope signal calibration. These topics have relevance to future webinars on EHT data, but also ALMA, VLA, NOEMA, GMVA, VLBA, and other, widely used interferometers. This session is part of a monthly series.

This session is part of a monthly series.

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