Welcome to at the Trillium Radio Observatory! The outdoor temperature at our facility is currently 43.62°C.

Our radio observatory is located in a rural community of Ontario, Canada and it consists of three radio telescope systems. We are very proud of our 3 metre Hydrogen Line telescope operating in the L-Band. We also operate an X/Ku-Band telescope and a Radio Jove HF Band radio telescope.

The systems are privately owned, and were built with both amateur astronomy and amateur Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence (SETI) observations in mind. When the hydrogen line telescope is not being used for astronomical observations, the SETI system takes control and searches pre-determined stars for signs of life. During astronomical observations, the SETI system continues to operate in the background, listening in the direction of the astronomical target. The radio telescopes can be operated remotely and are capable of making observations 24/7.

The L-Band SETI system at Trillium is an official Project Argus station, which is a project sponsored by Seti League. Please contact us if you are interested in joining the SETI search by building your own Project Argus station! Take a look at our blog to see how we turned a surplus TVRO satellite dish into a fully functional SETI system!

If you have any questions about our astronomical instruments, or if you have built your own radio telescope we would love to hear from you!

Copyright 2018 Scott Carter