12 Meter Telescope, 5 May 1982

GB82-20137_clean_payne-findlay-12m-fab.jpg

Description

In May 1982, in the Green Bank Warehouse where the work was done, John Payne (left) and John Findlay contemplate engineering issues during the fabrication process for the new surface and back-up structure that would convert Tucson's 36 foot telescope into a 12 meter telescope. The 36 foot closed for resurfacing and upgrade on 15 July 1982, and first observations with the 12 meter were made on 17 January 1984.

Creator

Records of the NRAO

Rights

NRAO/AUI/NSF

Type

Still Image

Identifier

GB82-20137_clean_payne-findlay-12m-fab.jpg

Original Format of Digital Item

B&W negative

Location

Photo Credit

NRAO/AUI/NSF

Historical Negative #

GB82-20137

Date Negative Added

1982-05-05

Series

Photographs Series

Unit

12 Meter Telescope Unit

Range #

2A

Citation

Records of the NRAO, “12 Meter Telescope, 5 May 1982,” NRAO/AUI Archives, accessed February 25, 2024, https://www.nrao.edu/archives/items/show/29475.