Cavendish Astrophysics Group


The Cavendish Astrophysics Group (formerly the Radio Astronomy Group) is based at the Cavendish Laboratory at the University of Cambridge. The group operates all of the telescopes at the Mullard Radio Astronomy Observatory except for the 32m MERLIN telescope, which is operated by Jodrell Bank.

The group is the second largest of three astronomy departments in the University of Cambridge.

Instruments under development by the groupEdit

Instruments in serviceEdit

Previous instrumentsEdit

Catalogues published by the groupEdit

  • Preliminary survey of the radio stars in the Northern Hemisphere (sometimes called the 1C catalogue) at 81.5-MHz (unreliable at low flux levels)
  • 2C catalogue 81.5-MHz (unreliable at low flux levels)
  • 3C catalogue 159 MHz
  • 4C catalogue 178 MHz
  • 5C catalogue 408 MHz and 1407 MHz
  • 6C catalogue 151 MHz
  • 7C catalogue 151 MHz
  • 8C catalogue 38 MHz
  • 9C catalogue 15 GHz
  • 10C catalogue 14–18 GHz
  • Cambridge Interplanetary Scintillation survey

Famous Group MembersEdit

External linksEdit

  • Cavendish Astrophysics Group webpage