Education and Public Outreach

Since 2005, the Murchison Widefield Array, through funding support from the NSF, has had several REU (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) students working at the MIT Haystack Observatory on various MWA summer projects. Their end-of-summer presentations are reported on this website.

In 2009, two more projects are funded. To read about them and/or apply for these projects, please visit for further information.

Graduate students and post-docs are also supported by MWA funding at various institutions.

MWA: From the Outback to the Cosmos provides a closer look at a new telescope operating at wavelengths from 1 to 4 meters, that is being built in Western Australia by an international collaboration. This array will provide an unprecedented look at the universe, from its very beginning to the modern-day environment of the Sun-Earth system.