The study of distant objects in the universe through thecollection and analysis of radio waves emitted by these objects is known asradio astronomy. Radio astronomy aims to provide a better understanding ofastrophysical phenomena and the universe in general. It primarily encompassessolar, planetary, stellar, extrasolar planetary, galactic, extragalacticastrophysics, and cosmological connections.This field is highly relevant andpotentially significant, as there are no prior research precedents of this kindin Peru and no academic programs in universities in the country. Furthermore,this science involves a wide range of topics, including astrophysics,electronics, telecommunications, antenna design, and more.‍


RT-8 Radiotelescope

The 8-meter-diameter Radiotelescope was initially createdfor research purposes in Astrophysics, Radioscience, and satellitecommunications. Originally, it was built for the Peruvian Radio Club for use intelecommunications and lunar bounce experiments. Subsequently, it was donatedto INRAS with the aim of refurbishing it, improving the precision of itssurface, and upgrading its positioning system to reach higher frequencies,including the X band. The radiotelescope was reopened on September 20, 2017.Currently, it is dedicated to research on quasars, pulsars, mapping, and theobservation of radio sources, among other experiments.

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