140 Foot Telescope Control Room, 25 July 1965

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Description

On 9 July 1965, Bertil Hoglund and Peter Mezger detected radio recombination lines. The detection, using the brand new 140 foot telescope - before its formal dedication in October 1965 - ushered in a whole new field of radio astronomy research. In this photo, taken 2.5 weeks later on 27 July 1965, Peter Mezger, Troy Henderson, Bertil Hoglund, and Neil Albaugh are in the 140 foot control room, perhaps considering other observations to undertake with NRAO's wonderful new instrument.

Creator

Records of the NRAO

Rights

NRAO/AUI/NSF

Type

Still Image

Identifier

GB65-02425-PMezger_140.jpg

Location

Start Date

1965-07-25

Photo Credit

NRAO/AUI/NSF

Historical Negative #

GB65-02425

Date Negative Added

1965-07-27

Series

Photographs Series

Unit

140 Foot Telescope Unit

Range #

2A

Citation

Records of the NRAO, “140 Foot Telescope Control Room, 25 July 1965,” NRAO/AUI Archives, accessed June 21, 2024, https://www.nrao.edu/archives/items/show/29567.