Have you Pynterferometer’d yet?
So you want to have a play with a radio telescope? Why not do it at home using a virtual array of telescopes. A while back I mentioned Pynterferometer and now we are pleased to be able to say that there is now a version for most operating systems. If you run Linux, Mac or Windows you can now use our tool. Pynterferometer is a graphical interface designed to demonstrated the techniques of radio interferometry used by telescopes like, ALMA, e-Merlin, the JVLA and SKA, in a manner accessible to the general public. For further information take a look at the tool’s webpage: http://www.jb.man.ac.uk/pynterferometer/.
Oh and if you want to read all about the background to the tool and have an introduction to radio intereferometry take a look at our paper.