Metsähovi Radio Observatory - Annual Report 2012
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Aalto University publication series SCIENCE + TECHNOLOGY, 3/2014
AbstractMetsähovi Radio Observatory, a research institute at Aalto University (formerly: Helsinki University of Technology, TKK), operates a 14 m diameter radio telescope at Metsähovi, the village of Kylmälä in Kirkkonummi, about 35 km west from the Otaniemi university campus. Metsähovi is active in the following fields: radio astronomical research, multifrequency astronomy and space research, development of instruments and methods for radio astronomy, and (radio) astronomical education. Geodetic VLBI observations are also done in Metsähovi in collaboration with the Finnish Geodetic Institute. In 2012 twenty-four scientists, engineers, research assistants and support personnel worked at the institute. In 2012 the total expenditure of Metsähovi Radio Observatory was 1 678 677 euros including salaries and the rent of the office and laboratory space at the Metsähovi premises. This was funded by Aalto University, Academy of Finland, European Union, and other outside sources.
radio astronomy, Metsähovi, multifrequency astronomy, space research, VLBI, radio astronomical instrumentation