A Cyberinfrastructure platform to meet the needs of data intensive radio astronomy on route to the SKA

Goonhilly Sparklers

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By Samuel George 3091 days ago

Flux monitoring of compact radio quasars has revealed dramatic radio-wave lensing events which challenge our understanding of the interstellar medium. However, the data on these events remain very sparse. Here we consider how the Goonhilly radio astronomical facility can make an impact on this problem by dedicating one or more dishes to flux monitoring for a period of one year. Such an experiment would be able to identify \sim6 new events and study them in detail.