Practice session in Metsähovi: radio astronomical instrumentation and radio frequency interference (RFI).
Carefully read the attached slides before coming to Metsähovi for the session! Pay special attention to the problems given on page 29 of the first slide set, and page 3 of the second slide set.
Instructions for the session:
Thursday 19.9. 14-16 in Metsähovi (Metsähovi Radio Observatory, Metsähovintie 114, 02540 Kylmälä).
By car, leave Otaniemi by 13:30.
Transportation will be arranged if you do not have a car: Small bus (Kajon company) in front of the TUAS building (Maarintie 8) leaves at 13:30, return from Metsähovi to Otaniemi leaves at 16.
Important: Metsähovi is a radio-quiet zone! All radio devices must be switched off before arriving (mobile phones, wlan, bluetooth, etc.) Getting caught will not be well tolerated in a radio astronomy course.
The (large!) slide set contains material presented at the lecture, plus recap material, plus detailed observing instructions. Not all were covered in the lecture, but use them as reference material and go through them before the next practice session. Also, refresh your memory of the coordinate systems, time, etc. from the "Introduction to Space" course, if necessary.