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Metsähovi radio observatory's 50th anniversary - check out pictures of the event

Aalto University's Metsähovi radio observatory turns 50 this year. On Observatory's birthday, Thursday 11. April, guests gathered together to celebrate the past decades and the development of radio astronomy in Finland.
Aalto-yliopiston valaistu logo. Juhlavieraita logon takana tarkastelemassa radioantennia.
Aalto-yliopisto / Jaakko Kahilaniemi

Exactly 50 years ago, researchers from Metsähovi recorded the first radio-astronomical observations, and since then our collection of observational data has been ever-expanding. Today, our radio telescopes focus on three main areas: the study of active galaxies, solar radio monitoring, and joint observations by international radio telescope networks.

On Thursday 11. April guests gathered together to celebrate the observatory and the development of radio astronomy in Finland. 

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