Radio Astronomy in Malaysia: Current Status and Outreach Activities

Hashim, N and Abidin, ZZ and Ibrahim, UFSU and Umar, Roslan and Hassan, MSR and Rosli, Z and Hamidi, ZS and Ibrahim, ZA (2011) Radio Astronomy in Malaysia: Current Status and Outreach Activities. In: Astronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Series.

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In this paper, we will present the current status of radio astronomical research and outreach in Malaysia. We will also present a short history of our research group, which is currently the only radio astronomical facility in Malaysia. Our group is called the Radio Cosmology Research Lab and was established in 2005 by Dr Zamri Zainal Abidin and Prof Dr Zainol Abidin Ibrahim. We will discuss the future plans for this group including our keen interest in being part of a more global network of radio astronomers. We are already an active member of the South-East Asia Astronomy Network (SEAAN) and aims to have a radio astronomical facility in order to join the Global Very Long Baseline Interferometer (VLBI) as well becoming a research hub for the future Square Kilometer Array (SKA) project. We will also present some of the scientific goals of our group including providing a platform for radio astronomers to be able to do observations of weak and high red-shifted radio objects such as galaxy clusters and supernovae.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Subjects: Q Science > QB Astronomy
Faculty / Institute: Faculty of Contemporary Islamic Studies
Depositing User: Roslan Umar
Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2015 07:06
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2015 07:06

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