Definition of radio telescope in US English:

radio telescope


  • An instrument used to detect radio emissions from the sky, whether from natural celestial objects or from artificial satellites.

    • ‘When she observed the galaxy later using the radio telescope, she found that it is embedded in a huge disk of atomic hydrogen gas.’
    • ‘A radio telescope has detected hundreds of hydrogen clouds in the gaseous halo that surrounds the disk of our galaxy.’
    • ‘Sparked by a library book on amateur radio astronomy, he built a radio telescope out of old television parts and army surplus in the backyard of his family's summer home.’
    • ‘Jupiter is not hot enough to emit visible light, but it does radiate a huge flux of microwaves, making it quite bright to a radio telescope.’
    • ‘The molecule, discovered accidentally while observing stars with a radio telescope, naturally occurs in intense reactions that take place in heavenly bodies like our sun.’


radio telescope

/ˈˌreɪdiˌoʊ ˈtɛləˌskoʊp//ˈˌrādēˌō ˈteləˌskōp/