Construction of 2.4 Meter Dish Completed

The Radio Telescope Team finished construction of their 2.4 meter diameter radio telescope dish this past week. After the components arrived from the Netherlands in mid January, the team got to work riveting the metal frame and mesh together. After weeks of hard work, the team proudly showed off their dish outside of the Becton Engineering and Applied Science Center.

Radio Telescope Dish

The next step is to continue work of the electronics and the dish’s mount which will allow the dish itself to move into place and take data. The team aims to mount the dish to a trailer, making it mobile for research.