[Jansky at antenna]
NRAO/AUI image

[Reber telescope]
NRAO/AUI image

[85 foot Tatel telescope]
NRAO/AUI image

[300 foot telescope]
NRAO/AUI image

[140 foot telescope]
NRAO/AUI image

[Green Bank Interferometer]
NRAO/AUI image

[12 meter telescope]
NRAO/AUI image

[VLA]
NRAO/AUI image

[AIPS logo]
NRAO/AUI image

[VLBA antenna 1]
NRAO/AUI image

[Green Bank Telescope]
NRAO/AUI image

[ALMA antennas]
NRAO/AUI image


National Radio Astronomy Observatory Archives: NRAO Timeline


[85 foot telescope]

The Howard E. Tatel Radio Telescope, built in 1958, was the first major radio telescope at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) in Green Bank, WV. It is also known as 85-1, the first of three 85-foot telescopes of similar design built at NRAO. Built by the Blaw-Knox Corp. of Pittsburgh, Pa., it began regular observations in February 1959 and did much of the pioneering radio astronomy at NRAO. In 1964 when the NRAO decided to build an interferometer, the Tatel Telescope became the fixed element in the NRAO 3-element interferometer system. NRAO/AUI image.

Modified on Tuesday, 05-Dec-2006 09:16:39 EST by Ellen Bouton