[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

Founding and Organization, Planning Documents Unit


ItemTypeNotes and papers
AuthorAssociated Universities, Inc.
TitlePlans and policies for Brookhaven National Laboratory [scientific appointments, travel, retirement, etc]
Start Date1951
End Date1955
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ItemTypeNotes and papers
AuthorAssociated Universities, Inc.
TitleResearch proposal to the National Science Foundation for a grant in support of a feasibility study of a national radio astronomy facility
Start Date7/26/1954
NotesRichard M. Emberson Principal Investigator; Lloyd V. Berkner, President
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ItemTypeReprint
AuthorBart J. Bok
TitleThe new radio astronomy
PublicationAmerican Scholar
Volume23
Issue4
Page449
Year1954
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ItemTypeLecture
AuthorBart J. Bok
TitleThe new science of radio astronomy
Start Date12/29/1954
NotesBok's address as retiring vice-president of Section D of the AAAS. Filed with address: reprint of article based on talk in Scientific Monthly 80: 333, 1955
PDF FileView PDF
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ItemTypeNotes and papers
AuthorAssociated Universities, Inc.
TitleResearch objectives for large steerable paraboloid radio reflectors: a preliminary report prepared by a panel of Associated Universities, Inc.
Start Date4/22/1955
NotesPrepared by Bart J. Bok, panel chair; marked "Confidential"
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ItemTypeNotes and papers
AuthorEggers and Higgins, Architects
TitleFeasibility report for the National Science Foundation regarding site development and building requirements for a national radio astronomy facility
Start Date5/5/1955
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ItemTypeNotes and papers
AuthorBart J. Bok
TitleThe George R. Agassiz Radio Telescope of Harvard Observatory
Start Date1956
NotesPrepublication version of Nature 178: 232-234, 1956
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ItemTypeNotes and papers
AuthorAssociated Universities, Inc.
TitlePlanning document for the national radio astronomy facility - draft
Start Date1/10/1956
NotesFiled with document: cover memo from Richard M. Emberson to Alan T. Waterman; cover memo from Richard M. Emberson to AUI Advisory Committee on Radio Astronomy
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AuthorEggers and Higgins, Architects; Syska and Hennessey, Engineers
TitleNational radio astronomy facility, Green Bank, West Virginia
Start Date4/20/1956
NotesCost estimates for site development
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ItemTypeNotes and papers
AuthorAlan T. Waterman
TitleRemarks at the dedication of the George R. Agassiz Radio Telescope, Harvard College Observatory
Start Date4/28/1956
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ItemTypeNotes and papers
AuthorAssociated Universities, Inc.
TitlePlanning document for the establishment and operation of a national radio astronomy facility : last draft
Start Date5/21/1956
NotesFiled with document: cover memo from Richard M. Emberson to AUI Advisory Committee on Radio Astronomy; cover memo from Emberson to Raymond J. Seeger, National Science Foundation. 2 folders
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ItemTypeLecture
AuthorBart J. Bok
TitleRadio astronomy research in the United States
Start Date7/11/1956
NotesSummary of an address presented at NSF
PDF FileView PDF
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ItemTypeNotes and papers
AuthorAssociated Universities, Inc.
TitlePlanning document for the establishment and operation of a radio astronomy observatory
Start Date8/1956
NotesPrepared for the National Science Foundation by Associated Universities, Inc.; Cover title: Plan for a radio astronomy observatory
PDF FileView PDF
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ItemTypeNotes and papers
AuthorBart J. Bok
TitleToward a national radio observatory
Start Date8/7/1956
PDF FileView PDF
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ItemTypeReprint
AuthorBart J. Bok
TitleA National Radio Observatory
PublicationScientific American
Volume195
Issue4
Page56
Year1956
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ItemTypeNotes and papers
AuthorNational Science Foundation
TitleContract with Associated Universities, Inc., for construction and operation of the radio astronomy observatory at Green Bank, Pocahontas County, West Virginia
Start Date11/17/1956
NotesContract NSF-C50. Photocopy of AUI signed file copy, received from AUI in April 2006. Filed with contract: Amendment no. 1 dated 16 October 1957; photocopy of AUI conformed file copy.
PDF FileView PDF
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ItemTypeNotes and papers
AuthorJohn W. Findlay
FormatPreservation photocopy of thermofax.
TitleNotes on a visit to the Bonn radio telescope
Start Date11/21/1956
NotesFiled with report: 12/10/1956 cover letter from Richard Emberson
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ItemTypeNotes and papers
AuthorDavid S. Heeschen
TitleThe research programs of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory
Start Date1957
Notes"Approved by the Advisory Committee to the NRAO, D.H.Menzel, Chairman."
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ItemTypeCorrespondence
AuthorDavid S. Heeschen
RecipientLloyd V. Berkner
Date of corresp11/12/1957
SubjectVisitor programs for the NRAO
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ItemTypeNotes and papers
TitleEstimates for building furnishings
Start Date1957
NotesUndated; estimated date
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ItemTypeNotes and papers
TitleEstimates for construction and establishment of NRAO
Start Date12/1957
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ItemTypeNotes and papers
TitleNRAO site development program
Start Date12/1957
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ItemTypeNotes and papers
AuthorG. Keller
TitleM.P.E. staff paper - The scientific need for very high mechanical precision in the proposed 140 foot dish-type radio telescope for the National Radio Astronomy Observatory
Start Date12/10/1957
NotesDraft
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ItemTypeNotes and papers
AuthorDavid S. Heeschen
TitleProposal for development of a large antenna
Start Date12/16/1957
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ItemTypeNotes and papers
AuthorJohn W. Findlay
TitleNRAO Scientific personnel and supporting technical staff
Start Date12/16/1957
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ItemTypeNotes and papers
AuthorJohn W. Findlay
SubjectEquipment required for full operation of the 85-foot and 140-foot telescopes
TitleElectronic equipment
Start Date12/16/1957
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TitleDedication and ground breaking ceremonies, National Radio Astronomy Observatory, Green Bank, West Virginia, October 17, 1957
Start Date5/14/1957
End Date11/27/1957
Notes1 folder. Notes, correspondence, invitation lists
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TitleGuest book for dedication and ground breaking ceremonies, National Radio Astronomy Observatory, Green Bank, West Virginia, October 17, 1957
Start Date10/17/1957
NotesBound volume. Volume also includes guest signature pages for 85 foot dedication on 16 October 1958 and 140 foot dedication on 13 October 1965
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