The Very Small Array Sky Survey

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Session 2 -- Education
Display presentation, Monday, 30, 1994, 9:20-6:30

[2.04] The Very Small Array Sky Survey

M. Roberts, N. Owen, G. Spear, L. Cominsky (Sonoma State University)

Preliminary results of the Very Small Array Sky Survey (VSASSY) will be presented. Observations are being made with the student built two dish interferometer in the meridian drift scan mode of the 21cm radio sky from $-30\deg$ to $+75\deg$ declination. Position and relative intensity measurements of several calibration sources will be included. This project demonstrates the feasibility of radio astronomy being introduced at an undergraduate level. This is useful to both broaden the perspective of Astronomy students and to introduce them to important data analysis techniques often not covered in the standard curriculum.

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