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Getting Started in Radio Astronomy

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Table of Contents

Safety Advice.- Basic Physics for Radio Astronomy.- A Short History of Radio Astronomy.- The Earth's Atmosphere.- The Stanford Solar Center Super-SID Monitor.- The NASA Inspire Project.- The NASA Radio Jove Project.- Radio Detection of Meteors.- Conclusions.- Glossary.

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Steve Arnold is a certified mechanical engineer and long-time amateur radio astronomer. He is a member of the Society for Popular Astronomy and has recently contributed radio astronomy articles about the NASA Radio Jove receiver kit and also wrote about the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA). He wrote and recorded a podcast about the NASA Radio Jove project, which can be heard on Steve is a member of a number of astronomical groups and organizations. He has his own small permanent observatory and specializes in solar system deep-sky imaging, spectroscopy, and radio astronomy.

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