[NRAO logo]
NRAO logo  


[NRAO dedication, 1957]
NRAO dedication, 1957. NRAO/AUI image


[Dedication of the 85 foot Tatel telescope]
85 foot Tatel Telescope dedication, 1958. NRAO/AUI image


[85 foot Tatel telescope]
85 foot Tatel Telescope. NRAO/AUI image


[Struve at groundbreaking for 300 foot telescope]
Struve at 300 foot ground breaking, 1961. NRAO/AUI image


[300 foot telescope]
300 foot telescope. NRAO/AUI image


[140 Foot telescope ground breaking]
140 foot telescope ground breaking, 1958. NRAO/AUI image


[NRAO 140 Foot telescope]
NRAO 140 Foot telescope. NRAO/AUI image


[Green Bank Interferometer]
Green Bank Interferometer. NRAO/AUI image


[VLA dedication]
VLA dedication, 1980. NRAO/AUI image


[VLA]
VLA. NRAO/AUI image


[AIPS logo]
AIPS logo. NRAO/AUI image


[VLBA Pie Town antenna]
VLBA Pie Town antenna. NRAO/AUI image


[300 foot telescope after 1988 collapse]
300 foot after collapse, 1988. NRAO/AUI image


[GBT ground breaking]
GBT ground breaking, 1991. NRAO/AUI image


[Green Bank Telescope]
Green Bank Telescope. NRAO/AUI image


[Christening block at ALMA Camp ground breaking]
Alma Camp ground breaking. NRAO/AUI image


[ALMA]
ALMA. NRAO/AUI image


[4 NRAO Directors]
Lo, Vanden Bout, Roberts, Heeschen - 4 NRAO Directors at 50th anniversary. NRAO/AUI image


NATIONAL RADIO ASTRONOMY OBSERVATORY ARCHIVES

Records of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory: Item listing

Green Bank Operations: 140 Foot Telescope Unit

TitleSpecifications - Tolerance for Big Dish
Start Date1955
End Date1956
Notes1 folder.
 [Range 2B Box 140ft-1]

TitleSpecifications
Start Date1955
End Date1961
Notes3 folders.
 [Range 2B Box 140ft-1]

AuthorJacob Feld
TitleDesign Studies - Equatorial Telescope
Start Date1956
 [Range 2B Box 140ft-2]

Title140 foot Design and Structure
Start Date1956
End Date1957
Notes1 folder.
 [Range 2B Box 140ft-2]

AuthorD.S. Kennedy
Title140 foot Design
Start Date1956
End Date1959
 [Range 2B Box 140ft-2]

AuthorD.S. Kennedy
TitleA Design for a 140 Foot Radio Telescope, Parts 1 & 2
Start Date1956
 [Range 2B Box 140ft-2]

AuthorJohn O. Silvey, David V. Stallard
TitleDesign Studies - A Study of Position Measurement and Control Systems for a Proposed 140 foot Radio Telescope
Start Date1956
 [Range 2B Box 140ft-2]

TitleDrive and Control
Start Date1956
End Date1957
Notes2 folders.
 [Range 2B Box 140ft-3]

ItemTypeDrawings
AuthorNed L. Ashton
Title140 Foot Radio Telescope on Equatorial Mount
Start Date1957
Notes29 design drawings, plus separate supplemental set of drawings 21A-21F.
 [Range Flat File]

TitleDrive and Control - Enclosure I Technical Proposal for Items 15 and 16 of 140 foot Radio Telescope
Start Date1957
Notes2 copies; both copies have penciled notes
 [Range 2B Box 140ft-3]

TitleDrive and Control - BRL Schematic and Wiring Diagrams
Start Date1957
Notes1 folder.
 [Range 2B Box 140ft-3]

TitleDrive and Control
Start Date1958
End Date1960
Notes1 folder.
 [Range 2B Box 140ft-3]

TitleBendix Aviation Corporation Drive and Control Proposal
Start Date1958
Notes1 folder.
 [Range 2B Box 140ft-3]

TitleGeneral Bronze Corporation - 140 foot Drive and Control
Start Date1958
Notes1 folder.
 [Range 2B Box 140ft-3]

TitleGeneral Electric Company Drive and Control Proposal
Start Date1958
Notes1 folder.
 [Range 2B Box 140ft-3]

TitleDrive and Control Drawings
Start Date1960
End Date1963
Notes1 folder.
 [Range 2B Box 140ft-4]

TitleDrive and Control
Start Date1962
End Date1964
Notes1 folder.
 [Range 2B Box 140ft-4]

TitleE.W. Bliss Company Drive and Control - Drawings
Start Date1958
End Date1960
Notes1 folder.
 [Range 2B Box 140ft-5]

TitleE. W. Bliss Company Specifications and Fixed Price Agreement - Drives and Controls for 140 foot Radio Telescope
Start Date1958
Notes1 folder.
 [Range 2B Box 140ft-5]

TitleE. W. Bliss Company Prime Contract No. NSF-C50 Contract No. RAP-6
Start Date1958
NotesIncludes supplements; 2 copies differ slightly
 [Range 2B Box 140ft-5]

TitleE. W. Bliss Company Prime Contract No. NSF-C50 Contract No. RAP-6 Conformed Copy
Start Date1961
 [Range 2B Box 140ft-5]

TitleE. W. Bliss Company Prime Contract No. NSF-C50 Contract No. RAP-6 Signed Copy
Start Date1961
NotesInitialed, signed, sealed
 [Range 2B Box 140ft-5]

TitleE. W. Bliss Company 140 foot Telescope Estimated Cost to Complete
Start Date1961
Notes1 folder.
 [Range 2B Box 140ft-5]

TitleE. W. Bliss Company - Inventory of Materials at Bliss Co. Plant
Start Date1961
Notes1 folder.
 [Range 2B Box 140ft-5]

TitleE. W. Bliss Company - J-0-10597
Start Date1961
End Date1962
Notes2 folders. Reports, memos, notes between D. J. Heckerman of Stone & Webster Engineering Corporation and E. F. Garner of AUI
 [Range 2B Box 140ft-6]

TitleE. W. Bliss Company Contract - Excess Tools and Scrap
Start Date1961
End Date1962
Notes1 folder.
 [Range 2B Box 140ft-6]

TitleE. W. Bliss Company RAP-6A Settlement
Start Date1961
End Date1963
Notes1 folder.
 [Range 2B Box 140ft-6]

TitleE. W. Bliss Loading Notice & Packing List for Shipment
Start Date1962
Notes1 folder.
 [Range 2B Box 140ft-6]

TitleE. W. Bliss Company RAP-6A Settlement
Start Date1964
End Date1969
Notes2 folders.
 [Range 2B Box 140ft-6]

TitlePre-Proposal Conference
Start Date1957
Notes1 folder.
 [Range 2B Box 140ft-7]

Title140 foot Tests
Start Date1957
Notes1 folder.
 [Range 2B Box 140ft-7]

Title140 foot Drawings
Start Date1957
End Date1958
Notes1 folder. Blueprints by The Franklin Institute and E. W. Bliss Co.
 [Range 2B Box 140ft-7]

TitleHistorical Information
Start Date1958
End Date1962
Notes1 folder. Consolidation of AUI-New York Files on Radio Astronomy
 [Range 2B Box 140ft-7]

Title140 foot project file 2.164
Start Date1960
End Date1989
Notes2 folders. Correspondence, memos, reports, journal articles related to the 140 foot construction and operation. This project file was originally created by Hein Hvatum and was added to by others. Included are two 1961 internal memos on dealing with the problems and delays in construction (see links for digital copies).
PDF FileView PDF | View PDF
 [Range 2B Box 140ft-7]

TitleJob Procedure Manual
Start Date1961
End Date1963
 [Range 2B Box 140ft-7]

AuthorKennedy Antenna Division, Electronic Specialty Co.
TitleSurface Panels for 140 foot Diameter Polar Telescope; S. O. 1650 for AUI
Start Date10/1963
 [Range 2B Box 140ft-8]

Title140 foot Project Weekly Progress Reports
Start Date1963
End Date1964
Notes1 folder.
 [Range 2B Box 140ft-8]

Title140 foot Project Monthly Progress Reports
Start Date1963
End Date1964
Notes1 folder.
 [Range 2B Box 140ft-8]

Title140 foot Project Semi-Monthly Progress Report
Start Date1965
Notes1 folder.
 [Range 2B Box 140ft-8]

TitleGeneral File
Start Date1961
End Date1965
Notes1 folder.
 [Range 2B Box 140ft-8]

Title140 foot Telescope News Releases
Start Date1962
End Date1965
Notes1 folder.
 [Range 2B Box 140ft-8]

Title140 foot Radio Telescope Drives and Control System Operation and Maintenance Manual vol.1
Start Date1/31/1964
 [Range 2B Box 140ft-9]

TitleNew Digital Data Handling System for NRAO
Start Date1964
End Date1965
Notes1 folder. Probably author of proposal: Sander Weinreb
 [Range 2B Box 140ft-9]

Title140 foot Telescope Surface Panels
Start Date1964
End Date1965
Notes1 folder.
 [Range 2B Box 140ft-9]

Title140 foot Telescope Photographs
Start Date1964
Notes1 folder.
 [Range 2B Box 140ft-9]

Title140 foot Scale Model
Start Date1964
Notes1 folder.
 [Range 2B Box 140ft-9]

TitleBudget
Start Date1965
End Date1967
Notes2 folders.
 [Range 2B Box 140ft-9]

Title140 foot Cancellation Charges - P.O. 5093
Start Date1965
Notes1 folder.
 [Range 2B Box 140ft-9]

TitleFire at 140 foot Telescope 1/3/1965
Start Date1965
End Date1966
Notes1 folder. File includes photos
 [Range 2B Box 140ft-9]

AuthorPeter Mezger
RecipientDavid S. Heeschen
TitleProposed programs for the 140 ft / 5GHz
Start Date3/3//1965
 [Range 2B Box 140ft-9]

TitleAuxiliary Generator for 140 foot Telescope
Start Date4/1965
End Date3/24/1967
Notes1 folder. Correspondence, notes, memos
 [Range 2B Box 140ft-9]

Title140 foot Telescope Dedication Preparation
Start Date1965
Notes1 folder. Notes and papers regarding preparation for 10/13/1965 140 foot dedication
 [Range 2B Box 140ft-9]

Title140 foot Telescope Dedication
Start Date1965
Notes1 folder. Includes invitation, correspondence, lists of addresses, photocopy of guest book signatures, and program for 10/13/1965 dedication. Original guest book signatures are in the guest book for the NRAO ground breaking and dedication in the Planning Documents Unit of the NRAO Founding and Organization Series.
 [Range 2B Box 140ft-9]

TitleFeed Mount Design Info
Start Date12/11/1965
End Date8/14/1970
Notes1 folder. Notes, diagrams, photos, brochures
 [Range 2B Box 140ft-10]

TitleGeneral File
Start Date1967
End Date1978
Notes1 folder. File includes correspondence, memos, meeting minutes
 [Range 2B Box 140ft-10]

TitleCleaning and Painting
Start Date1970
Notes1 folder.
 [Range 2B Box 140ft-10]

TitleCassegrain System for 140 foot telescope
Start Date1972
End Date1977
Notes1 folder. Reports, memos, meeting notes
 [Range 2B Box 140ft-10]

AuthorVictor Herrero
Title140 foot telescope pointing calibration
Start Date4/25/1972
 [Range 2B Box 140ft-10]

TitleSpecification for Mechanical Design and Fabrication of Automated Apex Mount Unit for Primary Feeds and Secondary Reflectors for NRAO 140 foot Telescope
Start Date11/28/1973
NotesSterling-Detroit Co. Prime Contract no. NSF-C450; Subcontract no. AUI-157
 [Range 2B Box 140ft-10]

TitleUpgrading Surface of 140 foot Telescope
Start Date1974
End Date1979
Notes1 folder. Reports, memos, many written by von Hoerner
 [Range 2B Box 140ft-10]

TitleDeformable Sub-Reflector
Start Date1974
End Date1978
Notes1 folder
 [Range 2B Box 140ft-10]

Title140 foot Workshop - November 2, 1979
Start Date8/21/1979
End Date11/2/1979
Notes1 folder. Includes notes, correspondence, NRAO Engineering Memos; half day workshop held in conjunction with the NRAO Users Committee Meeting
 [Range 2B Box 140ft-10]

TitleVenus experiment
Start Date10/21/1983
End Date1/30/1984
Notes1 folder. Includes correspondence, proposal
 [Range 2B Box 140ft-10]

AuthorCharles J. Brockway
Title140 Foot Lateral Focus
Start Date1984
End Date1985
Notes1 folder
 [Range 2B Box 140ft-10]

TitleResearch accomplishments with single dish telescope
Start Date11/14/1985
End Date7/9/1986
Notes1 folder. Letters to Ludwig Oster at NSF from NRAO astronomers about research accomplishments using single dish telescopes in Green Bank
 [Range 2B Box 140ft-10]

Title140 foot Telescope 30th Anniversary Celebration, September 30, 1995
Start Date7/12/1995
End Date10/2/1995
NotesIncludes correspondence, schedules, invitation, program
 [Range 2B Box 140ft-11]

TitleSOHO / Green Bank Tracking Station
Start Date11/9/1999
Notes1 folder. Includes correspondence, proposal
 [Range 2B Box 140ft-11]

Related MaterialsSee the 300 Foot Time Capsule Subunit for records of time capsule contents
Title140 Foot Telescope 50th Anniversary Celebration - Program
Start Date10/13/2105
PDF FileView PDF
 [Range 2B Box 140ft-11]

Title140 foot Telescope Project Index to Files
NotesUndated.
 [Range 2B Box 140ft-11]

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