[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: Folder listing

New Mexico Operations: VLBA


TitleVLBA Design Group
Start Date3/1974
End Date3/1983
Notes1 folder. Correspondence, meeting agendas, notes
 [Range 3A Box VLBA-1]

TitleVLBA Planning Committee
Start Date3/22/1974
End Date6/10/1985
Notes1 folder. Correspondence, meeting agendas, notes
 [Range 3A Box VLBA-1]

AuthorKellermann, Kenneth I.
TitleAn Intercontinental Radio Telescope Array
Start Date4/11/1975
 [Range 3A Box VLBA-1]

TitleRadiation Systems, Inc. miscellaneous file
Start Date9/5/1979
End Date9/25/1984
Notes1 folder. Correspondence, notes, reports
 [Range 3A Box VLBA-1]

TitleProposal for Canadian Very Long Baseline Array
Start Date12/1979
 [Range 3A Box VLBA-1]

TitleCorrespondence
Start Date5/29/1980
End Date10/29/1981
Notes1 folder
 [Range 3A Box VLBA-1]

TitleVLBA Workshop, Green Bank WV, 15-17 September 1980
Start Date1980
Notes1 folder. Agenda and preliminary information for attendees, including Report of the Very Long Baseline Interferometry Working Group discussing space VLBI, and September 1980 preliminary draft of Very Long Baseline Array Design Study
 [Range 3A Box VLBA-1]

TitleVLBA/NSF Correspondence
Start Date2/3/1981
End Date1/30/1986
Notes1 folder. Correspondence
 [Range 3A Box VLBA-1]

TitleEarly Planning - Miscellany
Start Date12/18/1981
End Date11/16/1988
Notes1 folder. Includes correspondence, reports, notes
 [Range 3A Box VLBA-1]

TitleVLBA Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)
Start Date1982
End Date1983
Notes1 folder. Includes correspondence, drafts
 [Range 3A Box VLBA-1]

AuthorKenneth I. Kellermann
TitleA Transcontinental Radio Telescope - Draft
Start Date4/2/1982
Notes1 folder. Includes correspondence, draft. Per Kellermann, this is a draft of NRAO's VLBA proposal
 [Range 3A Box VLBA-1]

TitleA Program for the Very Long Baseline Array Telescope
Start Date5/1982
Notes1 folder
 [Range 3A Box VLBA-1]

TitleVLBA Log
Start Date5/19/1982
End Date11/30/1982
Notes1 folder. Journal entries of phone calls, memos, meetings
 [Range 3A Box VLBA-1]

TitleThe Very Long Baseline Array Radio Telescope vol. II - Technical Memoranda and Reports
Start Date6/1982
Notes1 folder
 [Range 3A Box VLBA-2]

TitleVLBA Budget (Memos, etc.)
Start Date9/20/1982
End Date4/17/1990
Notes1 folder. Memos, correspondence, charts
 [Range 3A Box VLBA-2]

TitleThe Canadian Long Baseline Array
Start Date9/27/1982
Notes1 folder. A study by the Canadian Astronomical Society; includes correspondence
 [Range 3A Box VLBA-2]

TitleVLBA Site Locations
Start Date9/28/1982
End Date3/21/1988
Notes1 folder. Correspondence, reports, maps
 [Range 3A Box VLBA-2]

TitleHawaii VLBA site
Start Date1983
End Date1986
Notes1 folder. Correspondence, notes, memos, photos, maps
 [Range 3A Box VLBA-2]

TitleHaystack
Start Date1983
End Date1995
Notes2 folders. Correspondence, notes, memos. See also VLBA Recorders folder in this unit
 [Range 3A Box VLBA-2]

TitleWorkshop on Multidisciplinary Uses of the Very-Long-Baseline Array - NRC - Apr 8-9, 1983
Start Date3/4/1983
End Date4/9/1983
Notes1 folder. Includes correspondence, meeting materials, notes
 [Range 3A Box VLBA-2]

TitleVLBA Operations
Start Date3/28/1983
End Date9/24/1990
Notes1 folder. Includes memos, correspondence, reports
 [Range 3A Box VLBA-2]

TitleVLBA Project Book - Chapter Drafts - 1983
Start Date4/25/1983
End Date11/15/1983
Notes3 folders
 [Range 3A Box VLBA-2]

TitleVLBA Operations Center
Start Date9/13/1983
End Date3/1/1991
Notes1 folder. Includes correspondence, notes, reports
 [Range 3A Box VLBA-3]

TitleVLBA Program Plan 1984
Start Date9/30/1983
Notes1 folder. Program plan, correspondence
 [Range 3A Box VLBA-3]

TitleVLBA Operations Costs
Start Date10/5/1983
End Date10/21/1987
Notes1 folder. Correspondence
 [Range 3A Box VLBA-3]

TitleVLBA Funding 1985 (notebook)
Start Date10/17/1983
End Date10/30/1985
Notes1 folder. Correspondence, notes, reports, photocopies of journal articles
 [Range 3A Box VLBA-3]

TitleVLBA Operations Center Site Selection - Reports and Correspondence
Start Date9/1/1983
End Date12/6/1983
Notes1 folder. Material collected by Alan Bridle
 [Range 3A Box VLBA-3A]

TitleVLBA Operations Center Site Selection Report
Start Date10/31/1983
End Date12/21/1983
Notes1 folder; includes revisions of 10/31/1983 and 12/21/1983
 [Range 3A Box VLBA-3A]

TitleKahl Scientific Instrument Corp.
Start Date1984
Notes1 folder. Information about products. Estimated date
 [Range 3A Box VLBA-4]

TitleVLBA Management 1984
Start Date1/4/1984
End Date9/25/1984
Notes1 folder. Correspondence, memos
 [Range 3A Box VLBA-4]

TitleRequest for Proposals - Design, Manufacture, Erection and Testing of 10 Radio Telescope Antennas
Start Date3/9/1984
Notes1 folder. Includes Addendums and Information Bulletins
 [Range 3A Box VLBA-4]

TitleVLBA Funding 1985 (Kellermann's record)
Start Date4/19/1984
End Date10/14/1984
Notes1 folder. Correspondence, notes, transcripts of congressional records
 [Range 3A Box VLBA-4]

TitleVLBA Project Book 840501
Start Date5/1/1984
Notes1 folder. First printing of the Project Book
 [Range 3A Box VLBA-4]

TitleVLBA architectural / engineering firm selection
Start Date6/4/1984
End Date3/19/1985
Notes1 folder. Correspondence and other materials on selection of an architectural / engineering firm for planning and design of the VLBA sites and operations center
 [Range 3A Box VLBA-4]

TitleVLBA/NSF
Start Date6/26/1984
End Date2/7/1994
Notes1 folder. Correspondence, budget sheets
 [Range 3A Box VLBA-4]

TitleElectronic Space Systems Corporation Technical Proposal for VLBA volume I
Start Date6/29/1984
Notes1 folder
 [Range 3A Box VLBA-4]

TitleElectronic Space Systems Corporation Technical Proposal for VLBA volume I Appendices A, B and C
Start Date6/29/1984
Notes1 folder
 [Range 3A Box VLBA-4]

TitleElectronic Space Systems Corporation Business and Management Proposal for VLBA volume II & Appendices I, II, III
Start Date6/29/1984
Notes1 folder
 [Range 3A Box VLBA-4]

TitleElectronic Space Systems Corporation Master Summary of Schedules for VLBA volume III
Start Date6/29/1984
Notes1 folder
 [Range 3A Box VLBA-4]

TitleElectronic Space Systems Corporation Cost Proposal for VLBA volume IV
Start Date6/29/1984
Notes1 folder
 [Range 3A Box VLBA-4]

TitleRadiation Systems, Inc.Technical Proposal VLBA Project vol.I
Start Date6/29/1984
Notes5 folders
 [Range 3A Box VLBA-5]

TitleRadiation Systems, Inc. Business Proposal VLBA Project vol. II
Start Date6/29/1984
Notes2 folders
 [Range 3A Box VLBA-5]

TitleRadiation Systems, Inc. Master Summary Schedule Proposal VLBA Project vol. III
Start Date6/29/1984
Notes1 folder
 [Range 3A Box VLBA-5]

TitleRadiation Systems, Inc. Executive Summary VLBA Project Proposal
Start Date6/29/1984
Notes1 folder
 [Range 3A Box VLBA-5]

TitleTIW Systems Inc - 25 Meter Radio Telescopes for NRAO [VLBA Proposal], volume I - Technical Proposal
Start Date7/2/1984
Notes2 folders
 [Range 3A Box VLBA-5A]

TitleTIW Systems Inc - 25 Meter Radio Telescopes for NRAO [VLBA Proposal], volume II - Business Proposal
Start Date7/2/1984
Notes1 folder
 [Range 3A Box VLBA-5A]

TitleTIW Systems Inc - 25 Meter Radio Telescopes for NRAO [VLBA Proposal], volume III - Master Summary Schedules
Start Date7/2/1984
Notes1 folder
 [Range 3A Box VLBA-5A]

TitleTIW Systems Inc - 25 Meter Radio Telescopes for NRAO [VLBA Proposal], Costing and Pricing Proposal
Start Date7/2/1984
Notes1 folder
 [Range 3A Box VLBA-5A]

TitleTIW Systems Inc - 25 Meter Radio Telescopes for NRAO [VLBA Proposal], Costing and Price Base A
Start Date8/27/1984
Notes1 folder
 [Range 3A Box VLBA-5A]

TitleTIW Systems Inc - 25 Meter Radio Telescopes for NRAO [VLBA Proposal], Costing and Price Base B
Start Date8/27/1984
Notes1 folder
 [Range 3A Box VLBA-5A]

TitleTIW Systems Inc - 25 Meter Radio Telescopes for NRAO [VLBA Proposal], Costing and Pricing Proposal, rev. 1
Start Date10/17/1984
Notes1 folder
 [Range 3A Box VLBA-5A]

TitleViewgraphs for VLBA Design Review - Data Acquistion and Playback - Nov 9, 1984
Start Date11/5/1984
Notes1 folder. Includes correspondence, viewgraph copies
 [Range 3A Box VLBA-6]

TitleSubcontract VLBA-100, Design, Manufacture, and Transportation of Ten Radio Telescope Antennas
Start Date12/19/1984
Notes1 folder. Prime Contractor: Associated Universities, Inc. Subcontractor: Radiation Systems, Inc. Prime Contract No. NSF AST 84-03744. Includes Change Orders 1-14
 [Range 3A Box VLBA-6]

TitleSubcontract VLBA-101, Assembly and Testing of Ten Radio Telescope Antennas
Start Date12/19/1984
Notes1 folder. Prime Contractor: Associated Universities, Inc. Subcontractor: Radiation Systems, Inc. Prime Contract No. NSF AST 84-03744. Folder includes Change Orders 1-12
 [Range 3A Box VLBA-6]

TitleRevised VLBA 1985 Program Plan
Start Date12/26/1984
End Date10/2/1985
Notes1 folder. Correspondence, memos, reports
 [Range 3A Box VLBA-6]

TitleVLBA Funding 1985 (folder)
Start Date1/14/1985
End Date4/9/1985
Notes1 folder. Correspondence, reports
 [Range 3A Box VLBA-6]

TitleVLBA Funding 1986
Start Date3/3/1985
End Date10/2/1986
Notes1 folder. Correspondence, notes, transcripts of congressional records; photocopies of journal articles
 [Range 3A Box VLBA-6]

TitleVLBA Management 1985
Start Date3/27/1985
End Date10/31/1985
Notes1 folder. Correspondence, memos, reports, notes
 [Range 3A Box VLBA-6]

TitleAnticipated Environmental Impact of the Very Long Baseline Array Radio Telescope
Start Date5/15/1985
Notes1 folder. Includes covering memo from William H. Porter to Ludwig Oster
 [Range 3A Box VLBA-6]

TitleVarious VLBA RFPs
Start Date6/13/1985
End Date9/16/1986
Notes1 folder. Request for Proposals VLBA-008 (Hydrogen Maser Frequency Standards), VLBA-019 (Focus Rotation Mounts), VLBA-035 (Site Survey, Fort Davis), VLBA-037 (Soils Investigation, Fort Davis), VLBA-040 (Well Drilling, Fort Davis)
 [Range 3A Box VLBA-6]

TitleRadiation Systems, Inc. Technical Report VLBA Reflector Panels Structural Analysis vol.I
Start Date6/14/1985
Notes1 folder
 [Range 3A Box VLBA-6]

TitleNewspaper Clippings
Start Date7/23/1985
End Date5/1986
Notes1 folder. Includes newpaper clippings, correspondence, array art work
 [Range 3A Box VLBA-6]

AuthorCampbell M. Wade
TitleMonthly reports of Site Group work
Start Date8/1985
End Date9/1987
Notes1 folder. Reports are copies of Wade's detailed monthly logs
 [Range 3A Box VLBA-6]

TitleVLBA Project Book 850826 Version #4
Start Date8/26/1985
Notes1 folder
 [Range 3A Box VLBA-6]

TitleVLBA/NSF Correspondence
Start Date11/15/1985
End Date12/10/1993
Notes1 folder. Correspondence, memos
 [Range 3A Box VLBA-7]

Title2 vs. 3 Antennas -- NSF Meeting 12/85
Start Date12/5/1985
End Date1/9/1986
Notes1 folder. Correspondence, notes
 [Range 3A Box VLBA-7]

TitleVLBA Management 1986
Start Date1/10/1986
End Date10/10/1986
Notes1 folder. Correspondence, memos, reports, notes
 [Range 3A Box VLBA-7]

TitleTucson VLBA site
Start Date1/31/1986
End Date4/24/1986
Notes1 folder. Correspondence, notes, maps
 [Range 3A Box VLBA-7]

TitleNSF/VLBA Site (CV) Visit March 1986
Start Date3/1986
Notes1 folder. Topics, problems, challenges discussed
 [Range 3A Box VLBA-7]

TitleVLBA recorders
Start Date3/21/1986
End Date9/27/1989
Notes1 folder. Correspondence, memos, notes. See also Haystack folder in this unit
 [Range 3A Box VLBA-7]

TitleVLBA Northeast Site
Start Date5/8/1986
End Date9/9/2003
Notes1 folder. Notes, memos, correspondence. Most material dated 1986-1988
 [Range 3A Box VLBA-7]

TitleWashington VLBA Correlator
Start Date7/31/1986
 [Range 3A Box VLBA-7]

TitleInvitation for Bids, IFB-VLBA-039, Very Long Baseline Array, North Liberty, Iowa
Start Date8/1986
NotesIncludes Addendum no. 1
 [Range 3A Box VLBA-7]

TitleHawaii Site - Mauna Loa
Start Date8/5/1986
End Date11/5/1990
Notes1 folder. Correspondence, memos
 [Range 3A Box VLBA-7]

TitleVLBA Project Book 860916 Version #6
Start Date9/16/1986
Notes1 folder
 [Range 3A Box VLBA-7]

TitleVLBA Funding 1987
Start Date9/29/1986
End Date2/6/1987
Notes1 folder. Correspondence, Senate and House of Representatives reports, financial plans
 [Range 3A Box VLBA-7]

TitleHawaii VLBA site
Start Date1987
End Date1988
Notes1 folder. Notes, correspondence, memos, maps
 [Range 3A Box VLBA-7]

TitleVLBA Management 1987
Start Date1/28/1987
End Date12/22/1987
Notes1 folder. Correspondence, memos, reports, notes
 [Range 3A Box VLBA-8]

TitleVLBA / Geodesy Initiative
Start Date4/20/1987
End Date6/25/1999
Notes1 folder. Correspondence, notes
 [Range 3A Box VLBA-8]

TitleMauna Kea Science Reserve: Complex Development Plan.
Start Date5/1987
NotesOriginally published February 1983, amended May 1987
 [Range 3A Box VLBA-8]

TitleNational Radio Astronomy Observatory Array Operations Center Ground Breaking - June 26, 1987
Start Date6/26/1987
Notes1 folder. Includes program
 [Range 3A Box VLBA-8]

TitleIndo-US Collaboration in Radio Astronomy
Start Date9/22/1987
NotesIncludes correspondence, proposal
 [Range 3A Box VLBA-8]

TitleCrustal Dynamics Program
Start Date12/18/1987
End Date6/4/1992
Notes1 folder. Notes, correspondence
 [Range 3A Box VLBA-8]

TitleVLBA Funding 1988
Start Date2/22/1988
End Date5/5/1988
Notes1 folder. Correspondence, budgets, estimates
 [Range 3A Box VLBA-8]

TitleVLBA Management 1988
Start Date6/1/1988
End Date12/21/1988
Notes1 folder. VLBA status summaries, reports, correspondence
 [Range 3A Box VLBA-8]

TitleNSF/VLBA Review 1988
Start Date6/14/1988
End Date5/19/1989
Notes1 folder. Correspondence, memos, reports, proposals
 [Range 3A Box VLBA-8]

AuthorWells, Don
TitleWorkstations for correlator software development and control [and related issue]
Start Date7/22/1988
 [Range 3A Box VLBA-8]

TitleFinal Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement, VLBA Antenna Facility; Amendment to the Mauna Kea Science Reserve Complex Development Plan
Start Date9/1988
 [Range 3A Box VLBA-8]

TitleVLBA Project Book Version 7
Start Date10/1/1988
Notes1 folder. Correspondence, memos, reports, notes
 [Range 3A Box VLBA-8]

TitleHawaii lease agreement
Start Date1989
End Date1990
Notes1 folder. Correspondence, photo, draft of lease agreement
 [Range 3A Box VLBA-8]

TitleHawaii VLBA site
Start Date1989
End Date1990
Notes1 folder. Correspondence, memos
 [Range 3A Box VLBA-8]

TitleVLBA Management 1989-1991
Start Date1/3/1989
End Date8/6/1991
Notes2 folders. Correspondence, memos, reports, notes
 [Range 3A Box VLBA-9]

TitleVLBA Observing proposal
Start Date3/1/1989
 [Range 3A Box VLBA-9]

TitleReal Time VLBA
Start Date1/1990
End Date6/2/1997
Notes1 folder. Correspondence, proposals, reports
 [Range 3A Box VLBA-9]

TitleTransfer of Astronomy Network VLBI Operations to NRAO
Start Date10/12/1990
End Date5/20/1992
Notes1 folder. Includes correspondence, viewgraphs (pencilled in on one set of correspondence "NUG to VLBA")
 [Range 3A Box VLBA-9]

TitleHawaii VLBA site
Start Date1991
End Date2006
Notes1 folder. Correspondence, memos. Most material 1991-1998
 [Range 3A Box VLBA-9]

AuthorJonathan D. Romney
TitleVLBA Specification Summary
Start Date7/1/1991
 [Range 3A Box VLBA-9]

TitleMauna Kea Users Committee
Start Date9/19/1991
End Date11/19/1991
Notes1 folder. Includes meeting agenda, meeting minutes, correspondence
 [Range 3A Box VLBA-9]

TitleVLBA Opening 1993 - News Arts
Start Date10/17/1992
End Date10/20/1993
Notes1 folder. Materials related to the VLBA dedication, including correspondence, journal cuts, newspaper clippings, opening ceremony brochure
 [Range 3A Box VLBA-9]

TitleVLBA Opening
Start Date8/20/1993
Notes1 folder. Materials related to the VLBA dedication, including guest list, Paul Vanden Bout speech, invitation, brochure, press releases, correspondence, photo
 [Range 3A Box VLBA-9]

TitleVLBA - Hawaii
Start Date6/15/1994
End Date8/10/1995
NotesIncludes correspondence
 [Range 3A Box VLBA-9]

TitleArgentina
Start Date7/6/1994
NotesComments on budget for a VLBA antenna system at the IAR
 [Range 3A Box VLBA-9]

TitleVLBA 3 mm receivers
Start Date3/17/2000
 [Range 3A Box VLBA-9]

TitleVLBA Servo Spec LMT
NotesUndated. Includes VLBA Project outline, notes re: "the design, manufacture, delivery, on site assembly & acceptance testing of 10 servo systems for a radio telescope"
 [Range 3A Box VLBA-9]

TitleTopographical Map of VLBA Site at Kitt Peak
NotesUndated. Stored in Flat File Cabinet
 [Range Flat file]

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