This page contains video clips of interest to Amateur Radio Astronomers. If you have interesting clips you would like to send in or would like us to link to, let us know.

"Gordon Brown interviews John R Smith"
John R Smith was a pioneer of amateur radio astronomy in the UK who influenced people to embark on their own radio astronomy projects. These papers span many years, so you will need to see past the older technology in the earlier writings to the clear explanations of the principles and concepts that are as fresh today as when they were written. We are pleased to be able to make them available to those who have not had the opportunity to read them before. This video features the radio telescope built by John Smith and Ken Tapping, now of the DRAO.

Watch video over Internet: Playback rate = 34kbps
Time = 36 minutes
Download to your PC: Size = 9151kB

"MRAO visit"
Video of the visit to the Mullard Radio Astronomy Observatory on 27 July 2002. This facility is located 5 miles south-west of Cambridge. It is operated by the Cavendish Laboratory of the University of Cambridge with support from the Particle Physics & Astronomy Research Council (PPARC).

Thanks to Phil Beastall for providing this video.

Watch video over Internet: Playback rate = 34kbps
Time = 3 min 44 sec
Download to your PC: Size = 949kB

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