The Observatory’s Radio Astronomy and Radio Sciences activity is centred at the Lockyer Technology Centre (LTC). Activities include Radar and Optical (camera) Meteor Detection, Solar Flare & CME Detection, Magnetometry (Solar effects on Earth’s Magnetic Field), Ionospheric Analysis (IONA), Tropospheric Propagation, Meteorology and Lightning Detection.
The Technology Centre also runs a sophisticated Satellite Ground Station for tracking Cube Satellites (CubeSats) and Weather Satellites.
We also have a ground station for the Blitzortung lightning detection network
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You can view the most recent data from our systems at our technology group pages.
Here are some of our radar returns from meteors, man-made space junk, the International Space Station (ISS) and images from our skycam.