At the Steward Observatory Radio Astronomy Laboratory (SORAL) we design, build and test leading-edge submillimeter-wave and terahertz radio receivers for astronomical purposes.  We have several ongoing projects including Supercam, the Stratospheric Terahertz Observatory (STO), and the Large Balloon Reflector (LBR).


SORAL is led by Dr. Chris Walker; it consists of several staff, PhD and Master’s graduate students and undergraduate students at the University of Arizona.


Logo Credit: Jeff Kloosterman

Welcome to the soral website!