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The Australia Telescope National Facility Colloquium
15:30-16:30 Wed 31 Jan 2007

ATNF Marsfield Lecture Theatre

Don Campbell

(Department of Astronomy, Cornell University)

The Radio Wavelength Reflection Properties of Icy Surfaces in the Solar System and the Search for Lunar Ice - Don Campbell colloquium

High powered radar systems on the Arecibo 305 m telescope and the NASA/DSN 70 m
Goldstone antenna are used for studies of the Moon and terrestrial planets,
near-Earth and mainbelt asteroids and the icy satellites of Jupiter and Saturn.
After a general introduction to the instrumentation, techniques and some current
research, I will discuss the radio wavelength reflection properties of icy
surfaces and our search for ice deposits at the lunar poles using high
resolution, multi-polarization radar observations of the Moon with Arecibo and
the 100 m Green Bank Telescope. I will finish with some thoughts on the use of
the SKA for solar system radar studies.

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