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Radio Telescope: Definition, Parts & Facts

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What does the 'dish' of the radio telescope do?

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1. What does the 'analyzer' of the radio telescope do?

2. What does the 'receiver' of the radio telescope do?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Radio telescopes are important to be familiar with in astronomy, and this quiz/worksheet will help you test your understanding of their functions and components.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the functions and components of the following:

  • Function of a radio telescope's dish
  • Analyzers, receivers, and detectors of radio telescopes
  • Interferometry

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast the different components of radio telescopes
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the functions of radio telescopes
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding interferometry

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson, Radio Telescopes: Definition, Parts & Facts. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Differeniate optical telescopes and radio telescopes
  • Familiarize yourself with the components of radio telescopes and know their functions
  • Understand how radio interferometry works
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