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Sultan Al Qasimi inaugurates Sharjah Radio Telescope Station

His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah and President of the University of Sharjah (UOS), inaugurated on Tuesday Sharjah Radio Telescope Station at the Sharjah Academy for Astronomy, Space Sciences, and Technology (SAASST).

The station aims to construct an interferometer designed to operate at the frequency of neutral Hydrogen line emission, 1420 MHz.

His Highness and the attendees were briefed on the telescope, which consists of three telescopes with baselines of 30, 40 and 50 m to simulate the angular resolution of a 40-m radio telescope, 0.36 degrees, and a collecting area of 8.7 m.