300 Foot Telescope - Before Collapse, 15 November 1988

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Description

At 9:43 p.m. EST on Tuesday the 15th of November 1988, the 300-Foot telescope in Green Bank collapsed. The collapse was due to the sudden failure of a key structural element--a large gusset plate in the box girder assembly that formed the main support for the antenna. This is a photograph of the 300-Foot telescope taken on November 15, 1988 before the collapse. The loss of the 300-Foot telescope resulted in the Green Bank Telescope Project.

Creator

Records of the NRAO

Rights

NRAO/AUI/NSF

Type

Still Image

Location

Start Date

1988-11-15

Photographer

Photo Credit

NRAO/AUI/NSF

Notes

Contact NRAO Archives for a high resolution tiff of this image.

Series

Photographs Series

Unit

300 Foot Telescope Unit

Citation

Records of the NRAO, “300 Foot Telescope - Before Collapse, 15 November 1988,” NRAO/AUI Archives, accessed July 23, 2024, https://www.nrao.edu/archives/items/show/32684.