UTMOST is a collaboration between the University of Sydney and Swinburne University of Technology to probe the radio transient sky in real time, monitoring pulsars and magnetars, and searching for Fast Radio Bursts using the Molonglo telescope.
The East-West arm of the Molonglo Radio Observatory in July 2019. Photo credit : Dave Temby / University of Sydney.
Molonglo is a “Mills Cross” radio telescope, built of two 1.6 km long arms, and situated in a flat valley to the East of Canberra, Australia’s capital.
We are currently upgrading to UTMOST-2D — bringing the North-South arm of the telescope back into operation, as part of a major program to find the host galaxies of Fast Radio Bursts — a major step forward in solving the puzzle of what they are and where they come from.