[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


[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


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


The Observer

Volume/Issue Listing

The Observer was NRAO's in-house newsletter, published from December 1961 (vol. 1, no. 1) through October 1981 (vol. 22, no. 4). It included articles from all sites on NRAO social and sporting events, instrument construction and modification, technical achievements, and local history, as well as informal science articles, such as the three-article series on the first US-USSR VLBI experiment. The Observer was illustrated with photographs and drawings, and regularly included photographs of new employees. Links below are to searchable scans of individual issues.

Note that photo quality in the original Observers, and therefore in the scans, is not optimal. If you are searching for photographs, please contact the Archives; in many cases we may be able to provide digitizations made from the original negatives.

Volume 1, 1961-1962

Volume 2, 1962-1963

Volume 3, 1963-1965

Volume 4, 1965

Volume 5, 1965

Volume 6, 1966

Volume 7, 1967

Volume 8, 1968

Volume 9, 1969

Volume 10, 1970

Volume 11, 1971

Volume 12, 1971

Volume 13, 1972

Volume 14, 1973

Volume 15, 1974

Volume 16, 1975

Volume 17, 1976

Volume 18, 1977

Volume 19, 1978

Volume 20, 1979

Volume 21, 1980

Volume 22, 1981

Modified on Tuesday, 17-Jul-2012 11:15:23 EDT by Ellen Bouton, Archivist (Questions or feedback)