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.