On Saturday morning, July 18, 2020, the moon passed in front of the Crab Nebula (M1) very early. Approximately every 9 years such an occultation is visible from the Netherlands. In November 1955 this was the very first observation with the Dwingeloo Radio Telescope. Paul Boven and Hans van der Meer performed this historical observation again with the radio telescope.
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After a first live stream this year in which we pointed the telescope at the Sun, we turned the telescope to the Moon last July 19. More than 110 viewers watched how we sent signals to the Moon and then catched the reflection against the Moon.
During the KNVWS National Sun Watching Day July 5, 2020, live streaming from the radio telescope was performed twice, while the radio telescope was pointed at the Sun and explanations were given about the radio telescope and the radio waves emitted by the Sun.
CAMRAS in Dwingeloo would host the EUCARA conference September 2020. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, CAMRAS cannot organize the conference now. For the time being, CAMRAS's plan is to invite you to EUCARA in the spring of 2021.
In December 2019, the Dwingeloo Radio Telescope was one of the first three ground stations to receive data from the ESA satellite OPS-SAT. Because of that, it received a certificate from ESA.