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.


Breaking News : FRB191107 found at UTMOST

PhD student Vivek Gupta has found a new Fast Radio Burst with UTMOST as part of the ongoing 5th survey for FRBs.


Keeping an eye on the night sky for science

Nichole Overall, citynews.com

UTMOST on phys.org


Fast Radio Burst Observed In Real Time Thanks To Artificial Intelligence

Artist’s impression of the 3-peaked FRB181017 striking the Molonglo Radio Telescope . Swinburne PhD student Wael Farah has used artificial intelligence implemented on the observatory’s mini-supercomputer to discover the FRB in real-time, allowing much more higher time resolution to be gleaned from the data. Image credit: James Josephides / Swinburne University of Technology.
The striking three peaked temporal structure — and banded frequency structure — of FRB181017, have been used by UTMOST PhD student Wael Farah to better understand the properties of the ionised gas lying in intergalactic space.