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National Radio Astronomy Observatory


1937

The Reber Radio Telescope was originally built by Grote Reber

Other events that happened on or around 1937

1955

Green Bank was chosen for the National Radio Astronomy Observatory

Other events that happened on or around 1955

1958

Construction on the National Radio Astronomy Observatory began at Green Bank

Other events that happened on or around 1958

1959

The first radio telescopes were in operation at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory at Green Bank

Other events that happened on or around 1959

1960

The NASA Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence began at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory

1961

A 300-foot meridian transit telescope began observation

Other events that happened on or around 1961

Nov 15, 1988

The meridian transit telescope collapsed at Green Bank

Dec 20, 1989

The Reber Radio Telescope was designated a National Historic Landmark

Other events that happened on or around December 20, 1989

1993

The Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence (SETI) project lost congressional support

Other events that happened on or around 1993

1995

The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence was revived in Project Phoenix

Other events that happened on or around 1995

Aug 25, 2000

The Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope, world's largest fully steerable radio telescope, was dedicated

Jan, 2016

Project Breakthrough Listen began using the 300 foot Byrd telescope to search for intelligent life


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