A giant radio telescope being installed by NARIT in Doi Saket

 | Mon 3 Feb 2020 12:31 ICT

CityNews – A 40 metre national radio telescope is being installed by National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand (NARIT) this month.

Weighing in at over 1,000 tonnes and standing at 70 metres tall, a giant crane will be used between the 6th and 15th of this month, to install this giant radio telescope. Its 11 tonne four supporting tetrapod legs are currently being assembled. The entire structure will then be placed atop a 22 metre (six story) building.

This telescope will become the nation’s primary telescope for studying the stars, astro physics and geology as well as the study of plate techtonics.

This structure will be erected in Huai Hong Krai Royal Development Study Centre, in Doi Saket, set on a 50 rai piece of land. This will be the first radio telescope of its kind in the entire ASEAN region. And will enhance the global network in different regions.