|27th of September 2016|
|Visitors at the FAST Opening|
|by Douglas Bock (CASS)|
|Construction of the Chinese Five
hundred meter Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST) has been completed,
and the Opening Ceremony was on held on 26 Sep 2016.
FAST is the largest single dish
radio telescope in the world, located at an extremely radio quiet site.
The science program includes: large scale neutral hydrogen surveys, detection
of interstellar molecules, and pulsar timing. - (more info:
one year ago,
The photo shows (from left to right) Peter Wilkinson, Andrew Lyne, Bo Peng, Richard Schilizzi and Douglas Bock visiting the inauguration of this amazing 500-m radio dish.