Radio Astronomy and Astrophysics

An 8-meter-diameter radio telescope for research in astrophysics and radio science, and satellite communications. Originally built by the Peruvian Radio Club, it was donated to the institute to be employed in radio astronomy and satellite tracking. It is currently being upgraded and reassembled.

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The starting team for the upgrade of the RT-8 radio telescope
Left to right: Felipe Carrero, Carla Arce, Rafael Vílchez, Jorge Heraud, Víctor Centa, Víctor Aparicio, Manuel Valenzuela


Testing of the surface on the RT-8 frames


Frames in progress


Structures awaiting the aluminum surface