Constructing 84-foot Radio Telescope

ID: 2005-10441

Creator: Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: c. 1968

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 108, Box 2 1966-1971, Folder 5

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Summary

The assembly of the 26-meter (84-foot) fully-steerable radio telescope was mounted on a Harvard pedestal located at the Harvard-Smithsonian George R. Agassiz station, at Harvard, Massachusetts. The radio telescope was acquired by the Smithsonian Institution through the U.S. Army Materiel Command at Huntsville, Alabama. Initial studies conducted with the new telescope included radio investigations of atomic and molecular constituents in the interstellar medium.

Subject

  • Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
  • Harvard College Observatory
  • George R. Agassiz Station of the Harvard College Observatory
  • Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory-Harvard College Observatory Radio Telescope
  • United States Army Materiel Command

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

For information on installation of the telescope, see Smithsonian Year, 1968, p. 470.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 108, Box 2 1966-1971, Folder 5

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

c. 1968

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Cambridge, MA
  • Observatories
  • Astrophysics
  • Radio astronomy
  • Instruments
  • Scientific apparatus and instruments
  • Telescopes
  • Astronomy

Place

Massachusetts

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Object

ID Number

2005-10441

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: Object; Medium: Photographic print

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