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Reber Radio Telescope

Green Bank, West Virginia
County of Pocahontas.
National Radio Astronomy Observatory on WV 28
National Register Number: 72001291
Resource type: Structure.
Property type: Education - research facility. The threat level was Satisfactory in
2006.
Certified Local Government: NO
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Statement of Significance (as of designation - December 20, 1989):
Designed and built in 1937 by Grote Reber, this is the first parabolic antenna specifically designed and built to do research in the newly emerging field of radio astronomy. An amateur astronomer and electronics expert, Reber was from 1937 until after World War II was the world's only active radio astronomer. His telescope design is the forerunner of the majority of present-day radio telescopes.

Condition:
There are no threats to the landmark at this time.

There are no changes since the last reporting period.


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