Thursday, November 8, 2012

Echo other people's worlds

And if the aliens once did send us a signal? And you just need to wait...

Our newspaper cannot ignore the issues of space exploration, especially in the year of such events as the recent release of the ship "Voyager 1" of the solar system or the successful landing on Mars, the largest in the history of the unit. It is understandable that you send to the interplanetary journey no one can, but it's "participate" in the study of the mysteries of the cosmos is not quite deserted on Radio Astronomy Observatory in central Russia known quickness possible.

 In the late 1960s, in Zimenkov radio telescope RT-15 with Soviet surveillance program "Galaxy" - search narrowband radio signals from extraterrestrial civilizations (SETI). Also studied solar-type stars within a radius of 100 light-years from the Sun, and the Andromeda galaxy. And, of course, much more.

To get to this dilapidated observatory near Nizhny Novgorod; need to get to the regional center Kstovo - a small town on the Volga below. On foot. The road to Zimenok is on steep bank of the Volga River, with a magnificent view over the unpopulated left bank. And soon abandoned observatory in the coordinates 56 ° 09'21 "N, 44 ° 16'47" E Despite the fact that it belongs to the Research Institute of Radio Physics, where you can climb. It is fully steerable radio telescope RT-15-1 (dismantled around 2008), remained fully steerable radio telescope RT-15-2 (although stairs up sawn off, so you have to think of something to get into), the standard pulse ionosphere station, or ionosphere antenna (destroyed), small parabolic radio telescopes (less than 15 meters in diameter) and a few plants for direction finding aliens.

On site there is a small stone building, which is best to get round, because it is protected by an unfriendly but watchdogs.

Radar under Kalyazin

This object is not so much neglected, though, as half of the objects in our "taiga" country, it looks that way. However, if desired and available. In the age of the Diggers and ruferov contemplate such things only in photos - it's just a weakness, and disrespect. According to some reports, radar resumed "listening" space and control devices and remote space station. RT-64 radio telescope with a diameter of 64 meters can be seen for many miles over the cap of the forest. All local it is considered the second-rated landmark Kalyazin (after the reservoir poluutonuvshey belfry of St. Nicholas Cathedral). This is one of the world's largest radio telescopes, and in Russia there are only two (the other is in the "Bear Lake"). Designed to study the solar system planets and astronomy objects in our galaxy. Located near the town of Kalyazin in Tver region. To not miss it - lot of hard work.

Radio Observatory in Pushchino

This is not an open object, however, and there you can wander if there is familiar, money, or simply "cherezzabornaya" chutzpah. Pushchino Radio Astronomy Observatory ASC LPI - the oldest scientific institution in Russia, engaged in radio astronomy. It was founded in 1956, and 40 years later renamed the observatory. Interesting fact about this radio observatory - after a fire at the Stanchion TV tower is six months to receive signals without interference, which is extremely positive impact on the results of scientific research! Currently in the observatory operates several telescopes. In Pushchino guided out of trucks, but try to avoid close neighboring police.


Radio astronomy is studying cosmic objects by analyzing radio waves coming from them. Many celestial bodies emit radio waves that reach the Earth: the outer layers of the Sun and planetary atmospheres, interstellar gas clouds. Incoming radio signals to Earth natural objects have the character of noise. These signals are received and amplified by means of special electronic equipment, then recorded in digital or analog form.

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