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A compilation of stories, telescopes, internship resources, and other things radio astronomy.


North America

    • Algonquin Radio Telescope
    • Dominion Radio Astrophysical Solar Monitor
    • DRAO 26 m Telescope
    • Synthesis Telescope
    • Large Millimeter Telescope (LMT)
    • Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA, 10 antennas accross the U.S.)
      • ARO 12 m Radio Telescope
      • Heinrich Hertz Submillimeter Telescope (SMT)
      • Allen Telescope Array
      • C-BASS North
      • Combined Array for Research in Millimeter-wave Astronomy (CARMA)
      • Goldstone Radio Telescope
      • Leuschner 4.5 m Telescope
      • OVRO 40 m Telescope
      • SSRI International 45.7 m Telescope
      • Paul Plishner Radio Astronomy and Space Sciences Center 18 m Telescope
      • Array for Microwave Background Anistropy (AMiBA)
      • Caltech Submillimeter Observatory
      • James Clerk Maxwell Telescope
      • Submillimeter Array (SMA)
      • Morehead State University 21 m Telescope
      • Haystack Observatory 18 m Telescope
      • Haystack Observatory 37 m Telescope
      • Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI) 23 m dishes
      • Very Small Array (VSA)
      • Arecibo 305 m Telescope
  • Return to radio telescopes around the world.

Green Bank Telescope (GBT)

Full name: Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope
Observatory: Green Bank Observatory (formerly a part of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory)
Location: Green Bank, WV, USA | Latitude: 38.433 | Longitude: -79.840
First light: August 22, 2000
Telescope style: Single-dish, fully-steerable, parabolic off-axis reflector
Wavelength: 3 mm to 1 m | Frequency: 290 MHz to 100 GHz


Scoping out radio astronomy:
   The Largest Fully-Steerable Radio Telescope in the World: The GBT


Photograph by Olivia Harper Wilkins
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Very Large Array (VLA)

Full name: Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array
Observatory: National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO)
Location: Socorro County, NM, USA | Latitude: 34.078749 | Longitude: -107.617728
First light: February 18, 1976
Telescope style: Interferometer (27 active antennas)
Wavelength: 0.6 cm to 410 cm | Frequency: 73 MHz to 50 GHz



Photograph by Olivia Harper Wilkins
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