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Guide to the Records of the Owens Valley Radio Observatory, 1956-1967
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Container List

 

Series I: 32-Foot Radio Telescope

Box 1, Folder 1

Miscellaneous photographs 1956-1958

 

Series II: 90-Foot Radio Telescope

 

Photographs

Box 1, Folder 2

Aerial views

Box 1, Folder 3

Dish prototype

Box 1, Folder 4

Telescope model 1957

Box 1, Folder 5

Building construction 1956

Box 1, Folder 6

Early construction work Dec. 1956-Jan. 1957

Box 1, Folder 7

Parts for antenna and pedestal construction 1958 (Allison Manufacturing Company)

Box 1, Folder 8

Pedestal construction-Frame June-July 1958

Box 1, Folder 9

Pedestal construction-Lower level (with panels) June-July 1958

Box 1, Folder 10

Pedestal construction-Upper level and completion June-July 1958

Box 1, Folder 11

Crane collapse Aug. 1958

Box 1, Folder 12

Alidade assembly on pedestal

Box 1, Folder 13

Dish construction 1962

Box 1, Folder 14

Dish erection

Box 1, Folder 15

Dish erected onto pedestal (picture with Gordon Stanley)

Box 1, Folder 16

Panels mounting onto dish

Box 1, Folder 17

Control panels n.d. (picture with Gordon Stanley)

Box 1, Folder 18

Miscellaneous

Box 1, Folder 19

Slides and negatives

 

Dedication Dec. 12, 1958

Box 1, Folder 20

Invitation list

Box 1, Folder 21

Photographs

Box 1, Folder 22

Schematic and figures

Box 1, Folder 23

Notes on "90' antenna array"

 

Series III: 130-Foot Radio Telescope

 

Photographs

Box 2, Folder 1

Erection site Aug. 1966

Box 2, Folder 2

Telescope model (picture with Bruce Rule and L. DuBridge) n.d.

Box 2, Folder 3

Dish segments Oct. 1966 and Apr. 1967

Box 2, Folder 4

Golden, Rule, Slagle, Hoggan Apr. 1967

Box 2, Folder 5

Dish under construction Oct. 1966

Box 2, Folder 6

Damaged segments after dish was dropped and repairs July 1967

Box 2, Folder 7

Dish completed, not erected Nov. 1966

Box 2, Folder 8

Pedestal construction Apr.-June 1967

Box 2, Folder 9

Lifting of dish onto pedestal July 1967 (picture of Bruce Rule)

Box 2, Folder 10

View of dish erected July 1967

Box 2, Folder 11

Dish panel assembly Aug. 1967

Box 2, Folder 12

Telescope views Sept.-Oct. 1967

Box 2, Folder 13

Alidade base and azimuth bearing at Westinghouse Sunnyvale plant n.d. (picture of Gordon Stanley)

Box 2, Folder 14

Computer n.d.

Box 2, Folder 15

Users n.d. (Cannon, W.H.; Cesarsky, D.; Cohen, M.H.; Ewing, M.S.; Fischer, A.M.; Grueff, G.; Hardebeck, E.G.; Harriman, J.A.; Lockhart, I.A.; Moffet, A.T.; Read, R.B.; Rogstad, D.H.; Seielstad, G.A.; Weliachew, L.N.)

Box 2, Folder 16

Negatives

Box 2, Folder 17

Schematic n.d.

 

Dedication

Box 2, Folder 18

Invitation list

Box 2, Folder 19

Invitation letters

Box 2, Folder 20

Invitations and program

Box 2, Folder 21

Presentation (photographs and negatives) on OVRO

Box 2, Folder 22

Correspondence 1968-1969

 

Proposal

Box 2, Folder 23

For a project in radio astronomy "The construction of a large radio telescope at the Owens Valley observatory." 1962

Box 2, Folder 24

To National Science Foundation (NSF) for a project in radio astronomy "The Owens Valley array." 1969

Box 3, Folder 1

To National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) -- "The Owens Valley interferometer." Feb. 1971

 

Engineering notes on

Box 3, Folder 2

"Preliminary servo-uncorrected error distribution of 130' Ø telescope structure at 20 MPH and 10 MPH wind." May 27, 1964

Box 3, Folder 2

"130' Ø radio telescope wind loads." June 13, 1965

Box 3, Folder 3

"Radio telescope-design review." May 13, 1964

Box 3, Folder 3

"Mass moment of inertia of 130' Ø radio telescope." March 8, 1966

Box 3, Folder 4

"Stiffness calculations of drives for 130' Ø radio telescope." Feb. 18, 1964

Box 3, Folder 4

"Foundation survey." Apr. 20, 1964

Box 3, Folder 5

Base carriage, Mar. 19, 1965; pedestal, June 25, 1965; dish, Dec. 19, 1965

Box 3, Folder 6

Boom and apex, Nov. 11, 1964

Box 3, Folder 7

Weights, Feb. 9, 1966

Box 3, Folder 8

Base truck drive, June 23, 1964; base truck hydraulics, June 25, 1964; azimuth drive, Apr. 2, 1965

Box 3, Folder 9

Elevation drive, June 23, 1964; azimuth preload, June 16, 1964; bearings, Sept. 22, 1965

 

Series IV: Australian Telescope

Box 3, Folder 10

Seacliff interferometer, Sydney 1952 (picture with John Bolton)