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Metsähovi officially becomes a radio observatory in Finnish and Swedish as well

The term ‘radio observatory’ replaces ‘radio research station’ in Metsähovi's new Finnish and Swedish names.
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Metsähovi on November 2021. Photo: Mikko Raskinen / Aalto University

Metsähovi is the only astronomical radio observatory in Finland. The name was changed because research at Metsähovi has gradually become focused on radio astronomy and the observation of space.

‘Metsähovi was originally called a radio research station, which accurately described the activities at the time. Research was carried out on things like the reception of satellite and long-distance radio broadcasts and the development of radio equipment. Later, the work here became focused on research that is characteristic of a radio observatory, i.e. radio telescopes and astronomical research, so there was a need to specify the name, especially in international circles’, says Metsähovi Director Joni Tammi.

The English name of Metsähovi was confirmed as 'Metsähovi Radio Observatory' in 1998. In 2021, the observatory’s name in Finland’s official languages has also been changed accordingly as follows:

  • Metsähovin radiotutkimusasema is changed to Metsähovin radio-observatorio.
  • Skoggård radioforskningsinstitut is changed to Skoggård radioobservatorium.
  • The English name, Metsähovi Radio Observatory, will remain unchanged.

The renovation of Metsähovi was completed in January 2021.
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