The Polarized Galactic Emission Mapping Project in Portugal
An international collaboration aiming to measure galactic foregrounds
CENTRA - Centro Multidisciplinar em Astrofísica do IST
IT- Instituto de Telecomunicações (Pólo de Aveiro)
LBNL - Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA
INPE - Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais, Brasil
IASF - Bologna - Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale e Fisica Cosmica - Italy


Infrastructure support by C.M. Pampilhosa da Serra


The PGEM project's antenna - a Vertex 9-m Cassegrain antenna for C-band observations.

(In Azores, Portugal, before shipping - Dec. 2005).                   


(CAD picture of the antenna with ground screens - up and side view)


The site: Fajão, in the county of Pampilhosa da Serra, Central Portugal. It is a small plateau of 839-meters high surrounded by mountains with a typical altitude of 1000-meters, a "natural screen" configuration to Radio-Interference (mainly mobile phones!).

The Google Earth Site vision :

Last updated: 07/25/08.