Early Science from Low-frequency Radio Telescopes

This year the Murchison Widefield Array annual December meeting was hosted by Arizona State University, here in Tempe. In celebration of over a year of active observing the meeting was opened to attendance and contributions from the wider community. The result was a rare convocation of the low frequency radio astronomy community. Topics ranged from transients and radio galaxies to 21 cm at cosmological distances. One of the highlights of the meeting was the announcement of the discovery of low altitude flux tubes in the ionosphere (Physics Today article). Remember friends, they aren’t image artifacts if they line up with the earths magnetic field lines!

The full list of participants along with most of the talk slides can be found over on mwatelescope.org.

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The meeting was also preceded by a 5 day intensive work session by the Epoch of Reionization team.