The Greenbank Telescope in Greenbank, West Virginia, is a radio astronomy telescope with a 100 meter dish antenna and is the largest steerable radio telescope in the world. An amazing site to see in person, this thing with a diameter greater than the length of a football field that pans and tilts around to point at various points in the sky. Digital cameras are not permitted anywhere near this or any of the other radio telescopes, as the electronics emits radio energy which interferes with the sensitive instruments. Fortunately, my 1950’s era Minolta Autochord is up to the task.
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Now on display at Glen Echo Photoworks through May 7th, 2012. Join us for the reception on Sunday, April 22nd, at 6:00 PM. More info here: http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs017/1101905082432/archive/1109762327461.html These are from the “Rocketpunk” project. It’s an exploration of spaceflight history and what the … Continue reading