300 Foot Telescope

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Description

In November 1976, an official delegation of astronomers from the People's Republic of China visited the U.S., and on 18-19 November visited NRAO-Green Bank. They flew to Elkins and drove over the mountains, accompanied by a U.S. Government escort. The U.S. government had also sent advance security personnel to check the site, including Redwood House, where Green Bank Site Director Bill Howard was living and where an evening reception was held (Bill Howard says security personnel even looked under the beds). In October 1977, NRAO Director David S. Heeschen was a member of the official U.S. delegation of astronomers who visited China. Front row: Bill Howard, Wang Shou Guan [Director of Beijing Observatory], Xiang Delin [Nanjing Observatory], unknown [possibly a translator], Zheng Yi Jia [Beijing Observatory], unknown, unknown. Back row: unknown, Ken Kellermann, unknown.

Creator

Records of the NRAO

Rights

NRAO/AUI/NSF

Type

Still Image

Location

Start Date

1976-11-18

Photo Credit

NRAO/AUI/NSF

Historical Negative #

GB76-14091

Series

Photographs Series

Unit

300 Foot Telescope Unit

Range #

2A

Citation

Records of the NRAO, “300 Foot Telescope,” NRAO/AUI Archives, accessed February 29, 2024, https://www.nrao.edu/archives/items/show/29690.