Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities - Grant ID: LE160100094 [ 2016 - 2016 ]

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Researchers Prof Michael Burton; Prof Michael Ashley; Dr Catherine Braiding; Prof John Dickey; Prof Simon Ellingsen; Prof Anne Green; Dr David Rebolledo Lara; A/Prof Gavin Rowell; Dr Joanne Dawson; Dr Nicholas Tothill; Prof Karl Menten; Prof Jim Hinton; Prof Felix Aharonian; Prof Yasuo Fukui

Brief description The Mopra Radio Telescope: This project aims to use Australia’s Mopra Radio Telescope – the largest millimetre-wave dish in the southern hemisphere – to complete a survey of the distribution of molecular gas across the southern Milky Way. The millimetre-wavelength sky holds the key for understanding molecular clouds in which stars are born, and the Mopra Telescope is the world’s most capable facility for imaging these clouds. The expected outcome is an order of magnitude improvement in the clarity of our view of this central component of the Galaxy. The project also aims to enable Mopra to serve as a key element in the Australian Long Baseline Array. The project aims to ensure Australian involvement in three grand design international endeavours.

Funding Amount 150000

Funding Scheme Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities

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