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Radio

Ground-based

Millimeter wave

High and dry

Sub-millimeter

Even higher and drier

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Location of infrared and optical telescopes

Location of infrared and optical telescopes

Infrared

High and dry

Optical

Ground-based

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Location of ultraviolet, xray, and gamma ray telescopes

Location of ultraviolet, xray, and gamma ray telescopes

Ultraviolet

Space

Xray

Space

Gamma ray

Ground-based and Space

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Types of EM radiation

Types of EM radiation

Astronomers often group the different types of EM radiation into 3 groups according to their energy.

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Types of EM radiation

Types of EM radiation

Low frequency/long wavelength LOW ENERGY

Radio

Millimeter

Sub-millimeter

Mid frequency/mid wavelength MID ENERGY

Infrared

Optical

High frequency/short wavelength HIGH ENERGY

Ultraviolet

X-ray

Gamma ray

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Types of telescopes

Types of telescopes

For each energy range, weíll discuss:

Single telescopes

Interferometers

More than one telescope linked together

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Types of EM radiation

Types of EM radiation

Low frequency/long wavelength LOW ENERGY

Radio

Millimeter

Sub-millimeter

Mid frequency/mid wavelength MID ENERGY

Infrared

Optical

High frequency/short wavelength HIGH ENERGY

Ultraviolet

X-ray

Gamma ray

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Radio, millimeter, and submillimeter astronomy

Radio, millimeter, and submillimeter astronomy

The place of radio, millimeter, and submillimeter astronomy the study of astronomy

The parts of a radio telescope and how it works

The two big challenges of radio astronomy overcome by radio astronomers

Tiny signal strength of radio signals

Low angular resolution

Next generation radio, millimeter, and submillimeter telescopes

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Low energy EM radiation

Low energy EM radiation

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Discovery of CMB

Discovery of CMB

Arno Penzias and Robert Wilson (1965)

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Discovery of pulsars

Discovery of pulsars

Jocelyn Bell and 81.5 MHz radio telescope (1967)

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Sources of radio, millimeter, and sub-millimeter radiation

Sources of radio, millimeter, and sub-millimeter radiation

HII regions

Synchrotron radiation

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