Array Operators

Greg and JimBeing an array operator requires the ability to pay attention to multiple computer screens that monitor the health of the antennas, answering radio calls from technicians in the field, working with observers and scientists whose tests or observations are running, and answering questions from tour groups that may be passing through. Jim and Greg are sharing duties here, but often only one operator is on duty. S/he must know how to troubleshoot when problems arise and who to call if the problem can't be fixed by the operator.

JimVisitors often ask to see the image of the source we are observing. Unlike what is viewed through an optical telescope, the data gathered from a radio telescope is numbers (think Matrix!) The data is sent to the observing scientific team to be reduced and made into an image or map at a later date.
Modified on Friday, 26-Sep-2008 12:09:37 MDT