Taeduk Radio Astronomy Observatory (TRAO)


Latest News


2017. 07. 05

The call for proposals using TRAO 14-m telescope for the term of 2017 autumn - 2018 spring is now open. Deadline for proposal submission is August 31th 2017 (KST 23:59; UT+9).


2017. 04. 28

May TRAO observation schedule is released.


2017. 04. 03

April TRAO observation schedule is released.


2017. 02. 27

March TRAO observation schedule is released.


2017. 02. 07

The new radome of TRAO has been installed successfully. The main function of the radome is the protection of the radio telescope from the environmental circumstances. Since the first installation of the radome in 1985, the old radome (membrane material: ESSCO LAM IV) has been worn out and began to lose the ability of the protection. As the needs of the case demand, the new radome (membrane material: ESSCO LAM 10) has been replaced old radome. More detailed specification and the process of the new radome will be specified attached PDF file.


2017. 01. 31

February TRAO observation schedule is released.


2017. 12. 27

January TRAO observation schedule is released.


2016. 11. 28

December TRAO observation schedule is released.


2016. 10. 19

November TRAO observation schedule is released.


2016. 10. 12

October TRAO observation schedule is released.


2016. 09. 05

Due to the maintenance issue (Radome replacement), the deadline of 2016/2017 proposal has been extended to Sep. 30th (KST 23:59; UT+9).


2016. 05. 31

Temporarily shutdown for scheduled maintenance


2016. 04. 28

May TRAO observation schedule is released.


2016. 02. 18

March and April TRAO observation schedules are released.


2016. 01. 27

February TRAO observation schedule is released.


2016. 01. 08

January TRAO observaiton schedule is released.


2015. 11. 22

We would like to announce the selection results of TRAO KSP (Key Science Program) proposals; Five proposals were submitted from KASI and two domestic universities in South Korea. KSP proposals were evaluated by six referees from domestic/foreign institutes and universities. TRAO KSP selection committee decided three proposals as TRAO KSPs based on the referees’ evaluation and comments

  • C. W. Lee (TRAO Multi-beam Legacy Survey of Nearby Filamentary Molecular Clouds)
  • J. E. Lee (Mapping Turbulent Properties of Star-forming Molecular Clouds down to the Sonic Scale)
  • T. Liu (TOP: TRAO Observations of Planck cold clumps)

About 400 hours of telescope time per year will be allocated to the TRAO KSPs for three years. KSP summary and information of their publication plan, management and data reduction etc. will be updated later when they are ready.


2015. 11. 22

Internal opening of TRAO telescope is scheduled before the end of January 2016, though this could be delayed depending on the preparation of software, and unexpected problem.




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