Central place for discussing, creating, and managing projects
One of the goals of Open Source Radio Telescopes is to foster group discussions about radio astronomy and radio telescopes. We encourage anyone and everyone to get involved and ask as many questions as you like!
We have just started up a Wiki Forum, where you can post your questions, comments, etc. about radio telescope designs, hardware, software, digital signal processing, astronomy, and other related topics. To reach the forum, follow this link:
To start a new thread, click on one of the main topics to enter a new page. Then, click on the “New topic” icon at the upper right of the page. Type in what you like and click “Save Thread.” To reply to another person’s post, click on the thread title, then click “Write a reply” and follow the same steps you would to add a new thread.
We are eager to populate our wiki with telescope plans and designs as well as pages explaining important DSP/hardware electronics/radio astronomy concepts. If you would like to contribute, first please create a user account by clicking the link. Then, follow these instructions to get started!
If you have expertise or interest in any field related to OSRT’s goals and you would like to contribute your ideas to our growing community, please join our OSRT Members Mailing List. To check out past discussions, visit our Archives.
If you would like to check out other active discussion groups in areas related to amateur radio astronomy, digital signal processing, or citizen science, you may want to check out these websites:
The Society of Amateur Radio Astronomers (SARA) is a group of radio astronomy enthusiasts who design and discuss all aspects of amateur radio telescopes and astronomy.
GNU Radio is an open-source software dedicated to digital signal processing, and can be used in many radio-astronomy related applications. They have an active mailing list and searchable archives which are an excellent reference to anyone interested in using that software.
The Zooniverse Project is a collection point for a variety of citizen science projects. One which might be of particular interest to visitors of this site is Radio Galaxy Zoo, a project which encourages citizen scientists to analyze radio data and look for radio jets of distant galaxies.