Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory

The Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory ( DRAO ) is a research institute, founded in 1960, located southwest of Penticton, British Columbia, Canada, is located. On the site there is a suitable for interferometric radio astronomy telescope, another 26 -meter radio telescope and a plant for the measurement of solar radio waves. The DRAO is operated by the Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics, a subdivision of the National Research Council of Canada, the Canadian government.

Interferometer radio astronomy

The DRAO is equipped with seven each 9 -meter radio telescopes for interferometric radio astronomy, which are distributed over a distance of 600 meters. The antennas are equipped with single and double receivers and operate at a frequency of 408 MHz and 1420 MHz.

26 -meter telescope

With the 26- meter telescope, one is able to perform on the frequencies 408 MHz and at 1.5, 2.7, 4.9, 6.6 and 8.4 GHz observations. Furthermore, one can at the frequencies of 1.4, 1.6 and 6.6 GHz operating.

Solar Radio Measurement

For the measurement of the solar radiation is radio uses a telescope, which operates at a wavelength of 10.7 cm.

Scientific engineering laboratories

In these laboratories receiving new techniques are researched, tested and constructed. They include receivers, and other components that are belang for radio astronomy from. Special projects have been conducted in these research facilities are today some parts of the equipment of the Very Large Array in New Mexico, United States and the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope in Hawaii.