Dr. Anže Slosar (BNL): LuSEE-Night: a Pathfinder Radio Telescope on the Far Side of the Moon

Datum objave: 26. 5. 2022
Ponedeljkov fizikalni kolokvij
16.15 - 17.15
V ponedeljek, 30. 5. 2022, ob 16:15 v predavalnici F1

LuSEE-Night is a novel collaborative effort between NASA and DOE aiming to land a path-finder radio telescope on the far side of the Moon. The instrument consists of 4 monopole antennas and will observe the radio sky between 100kHz and 50MHz. This observational band is largely inaccessible from the Earth due to ionosphere and radio interference, but contains potentially transformational information about the early universe. LuSEE-Night is manifested to launch on the CS-3 mission of Commercial Lunar Payload Services in 2025. I will describe the science, the instrument and the challenges associated with such aggressive delivery schedule.