Metsähovi Radio Observatory

Facility/equipment: Facility

  • Location

    Metsähovintie 114

    Kylmälä (Kirkkonummi)

    02540

    Finland

Equipments Details

Description

Metsähovi Radio Observatory is the only astronomical radio observatory in Finland. Metsähovi’s main instrument is the 14-metre radio telescope, used around the clock, every day of the year. Its observational data is used, e.g., for studying active galaxies, the Sun, and the rotation of the Earth. The research activities at Metsähovi are concentrated on radio observations done at millimetre waves and microwaves (2-150 GHz). The main areas are solar millimeter and microwave radiation, variable quasars and active galaxies, and very long baseline interferometry (VLBI). In addition to operating and developing radio telescopes and their receivers, Metsähovi also runs extremely accurate atomic clocks and specialized computers for interferometric observations. Metsähovi is also the only place in Finland, and one of the few in the world, where students can study and practice making radio-astronomical observations hands-on. Metsähovi hosts researchers and students from different universities and departments, and from the Finnish Centre for Astronomy with ESO.

Details

NameMetsähovi Radio Observatory
Acquisition date05/04/1974

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  • Research Output

    180° rotations in the polarization angle for blazars

    Cohen, M. H. & Savolainen, T., 2020, In : Astronomy & Astrophysics. 636, 11 p., A79.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

    Open Access
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  • 7 Downloads (Pure)

    Absorbed relativistic jets in radio-quiet narrow-line Seyfert 1 galaxies

    Berton, M., Järvelä, E., Crepaldi, L., Lähteenmäki, A., Tornikoski, M., Congiu, E., Kharb, P., Terreran, G. & Vietri, A., 1 Apr 2020, In : Astronomy and Astrophysics. 636, 2037793.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

    Open Access
    File
  • 5 Downloads (Pure)

    Active galactic nuclei imaging programs of the RadioAstron mission

    Bruni, G., Savolainen, T., Gómez, J. L., Lobanov, A. P. & Kovalev, Y. Y., Jan 2020, In : Advances in Space Research. 65, 2, p. 712-719

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  • Datasets

    Metsähovi Radio Observatory public solar database

    Tammi, J. (Owner), Aalto University, 13 Dec 2019

    Dataset

    GMVA 86GHz images of OJ 287

    Hodgson, J. A. (Creator), Krichbaum, T. P. (Creator), Marscher, A. P. (Creator), Jorstad, S. G. (Creator), Rani, B. (Creator), Marti-Vidal, I. (Creator), Bach, U. (Creator), Sanchez, S. (Creator), Bremer, M. (Creator), Lindqvist, M. (Creator), Uunila, M. (Creator), Kallunki, J. (Creator), Vicente, P. (Creator), Fuhrmann, L. (Creator), Angelakis, E. (Creator), Karamanavis, V. (Creator), Myserlis, I. (Creator), Nestoras, I. (Creator), Chidiac, C. (Creator), Sievers, A. (Creator), Gurwell, M. (Creator), Zensus, J. A. (Creator), 1 Jan 2017

    Dataset

    Activities

    • 4 Position of trust in an academic community
    • 2 Hosting a visitor
    • 1 Membership of an organizing committee or other positions of trust of a conference or a seminar
    • 1 Position of trust in a society or network

    Vladislavs Bezrukovs

    Joni Tammi (Host)
    11 Nov 201913 Nov 2019

    Activity: Hosting a visitor typesHosting a visitor

    Finnish-Russian Radio Astronomy Symposium

    Joni Tammi (Member)
    5 Sep 20187 Sep 2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesMembership of an organizing committee or other positions of trust of a conference or a seminar

    Alexander Stepanov

    Joni Tammi (Host)
    11 May 2017

    Activity: Hosting a visitor typesHosting a visitor