September 8, 2014 – Green Bank Radio Observatory and Cranberry Glades

GBT – 85-1 Telescope

Operational since 1959, this telescope is the NRAO’s oldest. One of the first astronomers employed at NRAO launched the first ever Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (“SETI” … . originally named OZMA, after the mythical Land of Oz) in 1960 using this telescope). The telescope is one of three 85-foot telescopes on site which at one time formed an interferometer system that served as the test system for the Very Large Array (“VLA”) in New Mexico.

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