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Start Date:1978-03-15
Location:Parkes, Australia
Creator:Papers of Woodruff T. Sullivan III
Series:Working Files Series
Unit:Individuals Unit
Type:Oral History
Original Format of Digital Item:Audio cassette tape
Description:John Bolton, 1922-1993. Interviewed 15 March 1978 at Parkes, length of interview: 225 minutes.
Start Date:1968
Location:Parkes, Australia
Creator:Records of the NRAO
Series:Photographs Series
Unit:Electronics, Computers and Equipment Unit
Type:Still Image
Description:Throughout its history, NRAO has shipped state-of-the-art electronics for use in observatories around the world. In March 1968 NRAO loaned to CSIRO a 6 cm front-end containing a cooled parametric amplifier, to be used for joint observations on CSIRO's 210-foot radio telescope in Parkes, Australia. The components were assembled and tested on the 140 foot telescope in Green Bank, with Frank Gardner from CSIRO visiting NRAO to learn the system, and Peter Mezger from NRAO visiting CSIRO to work with staff there. The loan necessitated extensive correspondence between Sandy Weinreb at NRAO, John Bolton, Brian Cooper, and Frank Gardner of CSIRO, and, of course, various embassy attach├ęs and customs officials. In this photo, sent by Cooper as one of a set showing the receiver's installation on the 210 foot dish, the package has been loaded into the tripod lift before being raised to the aerial cabin. [show more]