Radio Astronomy Out view point - Ooty Tourist spot

Museum 9:00 am to 6:00 pm No fee 4 Tips

Timing: Mon-Fri: Any Time, Sat-Sun: Any Time

Fees: No Fees

Camera Fees: No Fees

Things to do: Watching Outer views

Places nearby: Ooty Lake (4.8km), Emerald Dam (13km), Avalanche (18km), Thread Garden (4.8km), Rose garden (8.2 km)

Entry fees last updated on 11/30/2016

Radio Astronomy Center Ooty

        Radio Astronomy is located in Muthorai near Ooty. The Radio Astronomy Centre (RAC) is part of the National Centre for Radio Astrophysics (NCRA) of the well-known Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) which is funded by the Government of India through the Department of Atomic Energy.  The Ooty Radio Astronomy is a 530-metre (1,740 ft) long and 30-metre (98 ft) wide Cylindrical Paraboloid telescope. It operates at a frequency of 326.5 MHz with a maximum bandwidth of 15 MHz at the front-end. The radio telescope in Ooty has benefited them more mainly on the research in the universe.

         Most of the students who come for Educational Visit/ IV visit/ industrail visit in Ooty firstly they want to visit Radio Astronomy Center Ooty. This is mainly benefited to the students who come for Educational visit/ IV visit to Ooty. By inflicting this Radio Astronomy Center they will get a great motivation and it will be very useful to them. But entry is restricted they need to get the prior permission to enter into the Radio Astronomy Ooty . 

4 Reviews and Tips

11/10/2017 1:57:43 AM

Radio Telescope is quite a pleasant place to visit in Ooty. It is situated at Muthorai Palada in Ooty. The ambiance is very good and the experience was nice.It is the best place for the Industrial visit.

3/8/2017 10:03:45 PM

If you have an interest in science then you can visit Radio Astronomy Centre. This is one of the best places to visit for the students.Though this place is restricted the Radio astronomy Center encourages students from educational institutions to visit this place. Others are also allowed with prior permission.

2/12/2016 12:49:42 AM

Radio astronomy is about 1 km from Muthorai which could be reached via Fern hill- MPalada - Ithalar-Kallakorai- Emerald-Avalanche road. Or you can take the Melkavatty bus and can reach this place. Need to get prior permission if you want to inflict the place.They also conduct implant training for the students. Best place for students.

12/14/2015 2:15:04 AM

Radio Astronomy Centre is situated at Muthorai, which is 7km away from Ooty Bus Stand.There is a big telescope on the hill to study solar system and celestial objects.There is also an antenna which is visible from the road side.One has to walk uphill to reach this place.Buses are available from Ooty to this Radio Astronomy Centre.It is one of the best places for the Students and Kids.They can learn useful information by visiting this place.The students can visit after the prior permission from them.Here also In plant Training conducted on holidays, the students also get trained and which will provide more theoretical as well as practical knowledge.

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