News and Updates
New Paper: Check out the latest paper from the MWA team: A 189 MHz, 2400 square degree polarization survey with the Murchison Widefield Array 32-element prototype by Bernardi et al. (2013).
Call for Proposals: We are now accepting proposals from the astronomical community for Open Access observing time for the 2014-A semester. See the 2014-A Call for Proposals and Announcement of Opportunity on our Astronomers page for details.
Project Meeting: The next MWA Project Meeting will be held at the Univ. of Wellington, New Zealand on December 16-17, 2013. Details and registration will be posted shortly.
The Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) is a low-frequency radio telescope operating between 80 and 300 MHz. It is located at the Murchison Radio-astronomy Observatory (MRO) in Western Australia, the planned site of the future Square Kilometre Array (SKA) lowband telescope, and is one of three telescopes designated as a Precursor for the SKA. The MWA has been developed by an international collaboration, including partners from Australia, India, New Zealand, and the United States. It is entering final construction and will be fully operational beginning in 2013. Read more about the telescope...
The MWA will perform large surveys of the entire Southern Hemisphere sky and acquire deep observations on targeted regions. It will enable astronomers to pursue four key science objectives. The primary endeavor is the hunt for intergalactic hydrogen gas that surrounded early galaxies during the cosmological epoch of reionization. The MWA will also provide new insights into our Milky Way galaxy and its magnetic field, pulsing and exploding stellar objects, and the science of space weather that connects our Sun to the environment here on Earth. Read more about MWA science...