Prior to your arrival at CASS for your Summer Vacation Scholarship you are encouraged
to familiarise yourself with some of the basics of radio astronomy. The following
references are useful.
- Basics of Radio Astronomy
is a introductory text that you can download as PDFs by chapter from the website.
It was written by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory to support the Goldstone-Apple
Valley Radio Telescope educational initiative.
- MIT's Haystack Observatory has an online Radio
Astronomy Tutorial, developed as part of their Undergraduate Research
Educational Initiative. It has some sections that can be downloaded as PDFs.
- An Introduction to Radio Astronomy (2nd Edition), Bernard F. Burke
and Francis Graham-Smith, Cambridge University Press, 2002.