Grote Reber at the VLA

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Description

Grote Reber at the VLA, 23 March 1976. Antenna #1 in the background. In 1966 and 1967 Reber had written repeatedly to Everett Hurlburt, NSF Program Director for Radio Astronomy, urging him not to fund "technological dinosaurs" such as NRAO's Largest Feasible Steerable Telescope project and the VLA, saying, "Decades will pass before either could be realized." By the time he visited the VLA, Reber had changed his opinion enough to write on 4 May 1976 to Jack Lancaster, VLA Project Manager, "The day at VLA was enlightening. I know a lot of difficult ground work has gone into getting the project this far. From now on the plant will show rapid development. Someday I will come and make observations with this radio telescope to end all radio telescopes."

Creator

Records of the NRAO

Type

Still Image

People

Start Date

1976-03-23

Photo Credit

NRAO/AUI/NSF

Series

Photographs Series

Unit

VLA Unit

Range #

2A

Citation

Records of the NRAO, “Grote Reber at the VLA,” NRAO/AUI Archives, accessed February 29, 2024, https://www.nrao.edu/archives/items/show/30282.