Meterwave Radio Telescope Facility

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Meterwave Radio Telescope Facility

Meterwave Radio Telescope Facility
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Prathmesh K
Pune, India9 contributions
Giant Meterwave Radio Telescope
Oct 2017
In a historic achievement, the Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (GMRT) situated in Khodad, about 60 kilometres from Pune, detected very weak radio signals from a space probe sent to Mars by the European Space Agency (ESA). The GMRT was selected as the Earth-based observatory to provide ground support for the ESA's ExoMars mission, which aims to explore various properties of Mars, and also land a probe on the surface to explore technologies for the future.
The GMRT detected the radio signals (around 401 MHz) which were emitted by this European space probe at the time of the lander's separation from the orbiter, as it closed in on Mars after a sixmonth journey.
Written May 14, 2018
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Navin D
Mumbai, India172 contributions
Meterwave Radio Telescope Facility
Jun 2017 • Solo
This is a very nice place and if you are a science lover than you must visit this place which is in Pune City.
Written August 31, 2017
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Soumyajit_DM
Pune, India494 contributions
Absolute 5 Stars For A Perfect Facility For Space Lovers
Feb 2017 • Friends
The most sensitive radio telescope in the world, that too so lose to PUne, demanded a visit and we gave it one. Please beware this is not a tourist spot hence if you have no interest in astronomy, space, sky watching or telescopes, do not bother visiting.

We had a ball of a time as we were accompanied by Dr. Oberoi who has been with the facility for 12 years. He explained us everything in absolute detail, what the telescopes do, why they do, how the data is gathered, processed and used. 30 telescopes spanning 27 kilometers, it is such a huge undertaking you have to see it to believe it.

Not only that, he allowed us inside one of the telescopes and explained to us how each telescope is controlled, what each button on the control panel meant, auto and manual controls etc. All in all, we felt extremely satisfied after the tour and left the facility wiser than when we had entered it.
Written February 8, 2017
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ReshmaTijore
Mumbai, India359 contributions
love science and telescopes
Jan 2016 • Friends
I personally love and interested in science and telescopes. This is cover the frequency band that GMRT across the globe. Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (GMRT) is located around 80km from Pune at Khodad.
Written June 5, 2016
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Prajyot
Pune, India587 contributions
GMRT
Feb 2015 • Friends
Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (GMRT) is located around 80km from Pune at Khodad. Narayangaon town on the Pune-Nasik highway take right turn towards Khodad around 8-10km you reach here.

The GMRT and the science exhibition will be open to the public from 9.30AM to 5.00PM on 28th February and 1 st March each year(Science Day).
Written August 22, 2015
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Manjusha-Cgals
Pune28 contributions
Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope
May 2015 • Friends
This is a must visit for anyone interested in science and telescopes.. This is one of its kind site in the frequency band that GMRT covers across the globe...

The place needs prior permission from IUCCA, Pune and is normally open on Fridays to public from 11AM to 1PM and 3PM to 5PM..

It is a guided tour where one of the staff takes you near one of the giant telescope and explains all its working and how GMRT works..

It takes about 1 hour of your time in GMRT, but it is worth it.
Written May 7, 2015
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