NRAO Tucson Offices, 1974

GB74-11954.jpg

Description

Paul Rhodes and Bill Gust stand at the entrance to the new NRAO Tucson offices on Forbes Blvd. in October 1974. Prior to moving into the Forbes Interstate Industrial Park, where the interior space was specially designed for NRAO (and included NRAO's first shower room - many Tucson employees rode bicycles to work), NRAO had occupied space in the basement of Kitt Peak National Observatory's Tucson offices. Complexity of the equipment and increasing staff numbers meant the limited available KPNO space no longer met NRAO's needs, so the search for new quarters began in 1973. Nineteen NRAO employees moved into the Forbes Blvd. offices in 1974.

Creator

Records of the NRAO

Type

Still Image

Original Format of Digital Item

B&W negative

Location

Start Date

1974-10-22

Photo Credit

NRAO/AUI/NSF

Historical Negative #

GB74-11954

Date Negative Added

1974-10-22

Series

Tucson AZ Operations Series

Unit

Tucson Site Administration Unit

Range #

2A

Citation

Records of the NRAO, “NRAO Tucson Offices, 1974,” NRAO/AUI Archives, accessed April 15, 2024, https://www.nrao.edu/archives/items/show/30057.