Arecibo Radio Telescope (Q44547)

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former radio telescope in the municipality of Arecibo, Puerto Rico
  • Arecibo Telescope
  • William E. Gordon Telescope
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Arecibo Radio Telescope
former radio telescope in the municipality of Arecibo, Puerto Rico
  • Arecibo Telescope
  • William E. Gordon Telescope

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The observatory in 2019 (English)
Imagem do Radiotelescópio de Arecibo em 2019 (Portuguese)
L'observatoire en 2019 (French)
Radiotelescopiu d'Arecibo nel añu 2019 (Asturian)
Το Αστεροσκοπείο του Αρεσίμπο το 2019 (Greek)
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William E. Gordon Telescope (English)
William-E.-Gordon-Teleskop (German)
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Even in the former case students will normally have the chance to participate in hands-on observing with the 305-m William E. Gordon Telescope. (English)
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The reflector is named in honour of James Gregory, a seventeenth century British mathematician and inventor of the first practical reflecting telescope (English)
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National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center (English)
23 September 2008

18°20'39.01"N, 66°45'10.01"W
497 metre
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The present reflector surface is made out of nearly 40,000 aluminium panels[...] It processed some 300 tons of aluminium[...] (English)
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In 2001, the Arecibo Telescope was declared an Electrical Engineering and Computing Milestone by the Institute of Electrical and Electron Engineers[...] (English)
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[...] and a Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. (English)
9,000,000 United States dollar
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The telescope was designed under contract with the U.S Air Force Cambridge Research Laboratories, and was completed in 1963 at a total cost of about $9 million with funds from the Advanced Research Projects Agency of the Department of Defense. (English)
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Einem größeren Publikum bekannt wurde es durch den James-Bond-Film "GoldenEye". (German)
1 metre
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3 centimetre
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73,000 square metre
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Arecibo Telescope
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The telescope was designed under contract with the U.S Air Force Cambridge Research Laboratories, and was completed in 1963 at a total cost of about $9 million with funds from the Advanced Research Projects Agency of the Department of Defense. (English)

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