The Metsähovi Radio Observatory is an astronomical observatory affiliated with the Aalto University. Its main premises are in Metsähovi, Kylmälä, 35 km west of the campus of the Helsinki University of Technology.
The observatory currently operates one 13.7 m diameter radio telescope, staffed by some 20 researchers, engineers, research assistants, undergraduate and postgraduate students, and supporting personnel. Operational since 1974, the observatory is active in the fields of;
* Fundamental research in radio astronomy
* Development of instruments needed in radio astronomy
* Development of methods for radio astronomical measurements
* Applied scientific computing
* Space research