News and Updates
Join us for the MWA science meeting along with "Canada and the SKA" meeting, both hosted by the University of Toronto during the week of December 7-11, 2015.
Science at Low Frequencies II will be hosted by the University of New Mexico and LWA consortium in Albuquerque, New Mexico December 2-4, 2015.
Call for Proposals: We are now accepting proposals for observing time for the 2016-A semester. See the Community Announcements on our Astronomers page for details.
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. Read more about the telescope...
The MWA is performing large surveys of the entire Southern Hemisphere sky and acquiring deep observations on targeted regions. It enables 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...