Saturday, October 9, 2010

Great Gig in the Sky

Here is a link to an article I wrote for the Indian Express about the Giant Meterwave Radio Telescope (GMRT) in Pune making its data archives accessible to the general public:

Properly managed and publicized, this would be a tool capable of putting high quality astronomical data into the hands of students and interested amateurs. Astronomy has always been a rather democratic science, with many spectacular discoveries coming from individuals without any formal academic training. This initiative throws open the doors for many more such discoveries.

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