[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

New Mexico Operations: Very Large Array (VLA) Background Materials


AuthorDavid S. Heeschen
TitleComments on the relative value of a 300-foot antenna compared to a 150-foot antenna
Start Date3/22/1955
NotesResponse to Bok's request of 3/29/1955
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 [Range 3A Folder Very Large Array - Background Materials, 1955]

AuthorThomas A. Matthews
TitleAdvantages of a large radio telescope
Start Date3/24/1955
NotesResponse to Bok's request of 3/29/1955
 [Range 3A Folder Very Large Array - Background Materials, 1955]

AuthorBart J. Bok
RecipientLloyd V. Berkner; Armin J. Deutsch; Leo Goldberg; William E. Gordon; John Hagen; John D. Kraus; Merle A. Tuve
Date of corresp3/29/1955
NotesRequest for scientific justification for a variety of large steerable parabolic radio reflectors with aperture of 150, 300, and 500 feet, to be used as basis for subcommittee report fo NSF and AUI
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 [Range 3A Folder Very Large Array - Background Materials, 1955]

AuthorRobert S. Lawrence
TitleA brief discussion of the advantages of a 300 foot reflector over a 150 foot reflector for radio astronomy
Start Date3/1955
NotesResponse to Bok's request of 3/29/1955
 [Range 3A Folder Very Large Array - Background Materials, 1955]

AuthorHarold Zirin
TitleSuggestion to BJB for AUI report
NotesUndated response to Bok's request of 3/29/1955
 [Range 3A Folder Very Large Array - Background Materials, 1955]

AuthorJesse L. Greenstein
RecipientBart J. Bok
Date of corresp4/8/1955
NotesResponse to Bok's request of 3/29/1955
 [Range 3A Folder Very Large Array - Background Materials, 1955]

AuthorK.L. Franklin
RecipientMerle Tuve
Date of corresp4/8/1955
NotesResponse to Bok's request of 3/29/1955
 [Range 3A Folder Very Large Array - Background Materials, 1955]

AuthorJohn D. Kraus
RecipientBart J. Bok
Date of corresp4/11/1955
NotesResponse to Bok's request of 3/29/1955
 [Range 3A Folder Very Large Array - Background Materials, 1955]

AuthorJohn G. Bolton
RecipientBart J. Bok
Date of corresp4/12/1955
NotesResponse to Bok's request of 3/29/1955
 [Range 3A Folder Very Large Array - Background Materials, 1955]

AuthorRichard N. Thomas
RecipientBart J. Bok
Date of corresp4/14/1955
NotesResponse to Bok's request of 3/29/1955; initials only used in to/from lines of memo
 [Range 3A Folder Very Large Array - Background Materials, 1955]

AuthorMerle A. Tuve
RecipientBart J. Bok
Date of corresp4/14/1955
NotesResponse to Bok's request of 3/29/1955
 [Range 3A Folder Very Large Array - Background Materials, 1955]

AuthorLeo Goldberg
RecipientBart J. Bok
Date of corresp4/14/1955
NotesResponse to Bok's request of 3/29/1955
 [Range 3A Folder Very Large Array - Background Materials, 1955]

AuthorHugh Aller
TitleResponse to Bok request
NotesResponse to Bok's request of 3/29/1955; unsigned penciled note on which another person has written Aller's last name
 [Range 3A Folder Very Large Array - Background Materials, 1955]

AuthorGeorge Field
RecipientBart J. Bok
Date of corresp4/15/1955
NotesResponse to Bok's request of 3/29/1955
 [Range 3A Folder Very Large Array - Background Materials, 1955]

AuthorG.S. Hawkins
RecipientBart J. Bok
Date of corresp4/15/1955
NotesResponse to Bok's request of 3/29/1955
 [Range 3A Folder Very Large Array - Background Materials, 1955]

AuthorArmin Deutsch
RecipientBart J. Bok
Date of corresp4/16/1955
NotesResponse to Bok's request of 3/29/1955
 [Range 3A Folder Very Large Array - Background Materials, 1955]

TitleNotes on objectives in radio astronomy
Start Date4/18/1955
Notes11 page unsigned document. Early draft of Bok report?
 [Range 3A Folder Very Large Array - Background Materials, 1955]

AuthorWilliam E. Gordon
RecipientBart J. Bok
Date of corresp4/25/1955
NotesResponse to Bok's request of 3/29/1955
 [Range 3A Folder Very Large Array - Background Materials, 1955]

AuthorArmin Deutsch
RecipientBart J. Bok
Date of corresp5/2/1955
NotesComment on Bok's "Research Objectives" of 4/22/1955
 [Range 3A Folder Very Large Array - Background Materials, 1955]

AuthorWilliam E. Gordon
RecipientBart J. Bok
Date of corresp5/2/1955
NotesExpanding on letter of 4/25/1955
 [Range 3A Folder Very Large Array - Background Materials, 1955]

AuthorLeo Goldberg
RecipientBart J. Bok
Date of corresp5/3/1955
NotesResponse to Bok's request of 3/29/1955
 [Range 3A Folder Very Large Array - Background Materials, 1955]

TitleMeetings and Discussions
Start Date4/22/1955
End Date5/11/1965
Notes1 folder. Correspondence; memos; meeting minutes
 [Range 3A]

TitleHughes Aircraft Interdepartmental Correspondence
Start Date10/22/1957
NotesCorrespondence re: "A Comparison of Single Reflector and Array Type Antennas for Use in Radio Astronomy"
 [Range 3A]

TitleWiley Electronics Co. Meeting on Large Antenna Designs
Start Date7/18/1958
End Date12/12/1958
NotesMemos, brochure, minutes, blueprints, "A Microwave Antenna Illuminator Providing Correction for Spherical Aberration"
 [Range 3A]

AuthorE. J. Blum
TitleSensitivity of Correlation Radio Telescopes and Receivers
Start Date3/1959
NotesTranslated extract from Annales D'Astrophysique Tome 22, no. 2, Mars-Avril 1959
 [Range 3A]

TitleMeetings and Discussions
Start Date1/1960
End Date6/1965
Notes1 folder. Correspondence; memos; meeting minutes
 [Range 3A]

TitleAntenna Design Studies
Start Date10/30/1961
End Date8/6/1964
Notes1 folder. Correspondence
 [Range 3A]

AuthorDavid S. Heeschen
TitleVery Large Radio Telescope
Start Date3/5/1962
NotesDraft of proposed development program with covering memo. See copy in Papers of David S. Heeschen with annotation by Heeschen saying, "We never got the $3M - but this was 'formal' beginning of VLA pjt, & in fact the pgm outlined was generally carried out."
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 [Range 3A Folder Very Large Array - Background Materials, 1962]

AuthorJoseph L. Pawsey
RecipientWilliam C. Erickson
Date of corresp6/27/1962
SubjectVision for NRAO and antenna array; Pawsey's health
Notes2 copies. Copy 1: photocopy with note [by Heeschen?] saying "To Sci Staff, Excerpt from letter by Pawsey describing his ideas about VLA." Copy 2: carbon copy for Heeschen with handwritten note dictated to Lenore Pawsey by Joseph Pawsey.
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 [Range 3A Folder Very Large Array - Background Materials, 1962]

AuthorJoseph L. Pawsey
RecipientDavid S. Heeschen
Date of corresp7/3/1962
SubjectPossible appointment of Bourne to NRAO staff
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 [Range 3A Folder Very Large Array - Background Materials, 1962]

AuthorJoseph L. Pawsey
RecipientPeter A.G. Scheuer
Date of corresp7/4/1962
SubjectInvites Scheuer to come to NRAO to work on development of high resolution equipment; Pawsey's health
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 [Range 3A Folder Very Large Array - Background Materials, 1962]

AuthorGeoffrey Keller
RecipientKen Hechler
Date of corresp7/27/1962
SubjectDesign of next major instrument for NRAO
 [Range 3A Folder Very Large Array - Background Materials, 1962]

AuthorJoseph L. Pawsey
TitleNotes on future program at Green Bank
Start Date7/17/1962
Notes18 page document outlining Pawsey's vision for NRAO, including both current and future projects
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 [Range 3A Folder Very Large Array - Background Materials, 1962]

AuthorWilliam C. Erickson
RecipientJoseph L. Pawsey
Date of corresp8/28/1962
SubjectResponse to Pawsey's letter of 6/27/1962, desire to continue long wavelength work
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 [Range 3A Folder Very Large Array - Background Materials, 1962]

AuthorGerald F. Tape
RecipientWilliam C. Erickson
Date of corresp8/30/1962
SubjectPawsey's vision for NRAO; Pawsey's health
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 [Range 3A Folder Very Large Array - Background Materials, 1962]

AuthorDavid S. Heeschen
RecipientScientific Staff
Date of corresp9/4/1962
SubjectExcerpt of letter from Pawsey describing his ideas about the VLA
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 [Range 3A Folder Very Large Array - Background Materials, 1962]

AuthorWilliam C. Erickson
RecipientGerald F. Tape
Date of corresp9/5/1962
SubjectResponse to Tape's letter of 8/30/1962
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 [Range 3A Folder Very Large Array - Background Materials, 1962]

AuthorDavid S. Heeschen
RecipientJohn W. Findlay, Ivan Pauliny-Toth, M. Vinokur, Campbell M. Wade, V.R. Venugopal
Date of corresp9/7/1962
SubjectDivision of effort on VLA and 2 element interferometer project
 [Range 3A Folder Very Large Array - Background Materials, 1962]

AuthorM. Vinokur
RecipientDavid S. Heeschen, John W. Findlay
Date of corresp10/30/1962
SubjectVisits to universities and notes relating to VLA project
 [Range 3A Folder Very Large Array - Background Materials, 1962]

AuthorY.T. Lo
TitleA probabilistic approach to the design of large antenna arrays
NotesUndated
 [Range 3A Folder Very Large Array - Background Materials, 1962]

AuthorIvan Pauliny-Toth
TitleThe sizes of radio sources and their bearing on the design of an aerial system
NotesUndated
 [Range 3A Folder Very Large Array - Background Materials, 1962]

AuthorJohn W. Findlay
TitleRequest for a proposal for antenna design study
Start Date11/5/1962
NotesDraft, with covering memo from Findlay to Heeschen, Pleasants, Vinokur, Pauliny-Toth
 [Range 3A Folder Very Large Array - Background Materials, 1962]

AuthorDavid S. Heeschen
RecipientGeoffrey Keller
Date of corresp11/19/1962
SubjectProposed antenna system project
 [Range 3A Folder Very Large Array - Background Materials, 1962]

AuthorM. Vinokur; Nigel J. Keen
TitleVery large antenna: means of transmission of a local oscillator signal
Start Date12/10/1962
 [Range 3A Folder Very Large Array - Background Materials, 1962]

AuthorM. Vinokur; Nigel J. Keen
TitleVery large antenna: correlation receivers and multipliers
Start Date12/11/1962
 [Range 3A Folder Very Large Array - Background Materials, 1962]

AuthorNigel J. Keen
TitleVery large antenna: waveguide and transmission line parameter variations for long transmission paths
Start Date12/18/1962
 [Range 3A Folder Very Large Array - Background Materials, 1962]

AuthorM. Vinokur
TitleVery large antenna: effects of amplitude and phase errors on antenna performance
Start Date12/31/1962
 [Range 3A Folder Very Large Array - Background Materials, 1962]

TitleInternal Memoranda
Start Date9/4/1962
End Date12/15/1970
Notes1 folder. Memos
 [Range 3A]

AuthorDuane C. Brown
TitlePrecise Calibration of Surfaces of Large Radio Reflectors by Means of Analytical Photogrammetric Triangulation Research and Analysis
Start Date11/26/1962
NotesTechnical Report no. 10, Instrument Corporation of Florida
 [Range 3A]

AuthorV.R. Venugopal
RecipientDavid S. Heeschen, John W. Findlay, M. Vinokur
Date of corresp1/7/1963
SubjectVery Large Antenna, underground temperature variations
 [Range 3A Folder Very Large Array - Background Materials, 1963]

AuthorDavid S. Heeschen
SubjectAntenna array
TitleNotes on antenna arrays
Start Date1963
NotesExtensive undated and unsigned handwritten notes and calculations on an array of dishes. Date estimated from original filing order, handwriting recognized as Heeschen's
 [Range 3A Folder Very Large Array - Background Materials, 1963]

AuthorB.Y. Mills; R.E. Aitcheson; A.G. Little; W.B. McAdam
TitleThe Sydney University Cross-Type Radio Telescope
Start Date1963
NotesPreprint of paper published in 1963 Proc. IRE Australia radio astronomy issue, v. 24, p. 156
 [Range 3A Folder Very Large Array - Background Materials, 1963]

AuthorDavid S. Heeschen
RecipientA.E. Whitford
Date of corresp11/26/1963
SubjectComments on summary minutes of November 1-2 meeting
 [Range 3A Folder Very Large Array - Background Materials, 1963]

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