Saturday, June 27, 2009

it's a marvelous day for a moonbounce

It’s the equivalent of climbing Mount Everest in amateur radio. It’s possible, but only barely possible.

Nobel Prize winner and retired Princeton physics professor Joseph H. Taylor Jr. commenting in today's New York Times on the ability for amateur radio ham operators to bounce a signal off the moon.

Giant parabolic antenna radio telescopes have been assembled worldwide to facilitate a global moonbounce today in honor the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing on July 20.

You can listen in here »

I think. (I haven't been able to hear anything yet.)

@robertbrand seems to know something about all this -- but he's not tweeting all that much. You can, however, hear him in a fragment from a recent radio show on many things, including the moonbounce »

Updates (including a live webcam) are promised at »

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

For those getting excited about Apollo 11 all over again -

Celebrate the 40th anniversary by reading moving and poignant comments from those that lived through it, and sharing your own memories at an Apollo 11 Special Post at Blog on the Universe.

The Post includes extensive resources to help you share stories with family and friends, and how to follow the mission-in real time-as it happened 40 years ago through a JFK Presidential Library online Sim.

With best wishes for a wonderful return to the Moon,

Dr. Jeff Goldstein, Center Director
National Center for Earth and Space Science Education

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