Post card 'Radio telescope at the Vermilion River Observatory'

Title

Post card 'Radio telescope at the Vermilion River Observatory'

Subject

Astronomy
Photography

Description

Post text: "Radio telescope at the Vermilion River Observatory, University of Illinois. Giant radio telescope 600 feet long, 400 feet wide. A wire mesh on the surface reflects cosmic signals to 274 antennas on the wooden truss, 153 feet high. It is used to catalog discrete radio sources at a frequency of 611 megahertz. Sponsored by Office of Naval Research."

Creator

Champaign-Urbana News Agency

Publisher

Personal collection of Michael Svec

Date

circa 1962

Contributor

Michael Svec

Format

image/jpg

Language

English

Type

document

Coverage

Vermilion River Radio Observatory, Danville, Illinois

Files

Vermillon Radio Observatory

Collection

Citation

Champaign-Urbana News Agency, “Post card 'Radio telescope at the Vermilion River Observatory',” University of Illinois Observatory Collection, accessed November 19, 2017, http://uiobservatory.omeka.net/items/show/59.