A 3D tour of the Green Bank Telescope.

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Message 1875533 - Posted: 28 Jun 2017, 18:24:15 UTC

We took a GoPro Omni 360 VR camera up to the top of the Green Bank Telescope, the largest steerable radio telescope in the world. Join us on Part 1 of our journey, as we check out the telescope wheels that each carry more than a million pounds of weight, and learn about the 2004 individually controllable panels that make up the surface of the dish, which is larger than a football stadium.
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Message 1875540 - Posted: 28 Jun 2017, 19:59:39 UTC

Whhheeeeeewwwwwwww :-)
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Message 1875544 - Posted: 28 Jun 2017, 20:48:08 UTC

That`s cool.
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Message 1875620 - Posted: 29 Jun 2017, 4:58:26 UTC

So impressive, I even snoozed my GPU processing to watch it.
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Message 1875719 - Posted: 29 Jun 2017, 19:20:24 UTC

Totally amazing video. Thank you.
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Message 1875725 - Posted: 29 Jun 2017, 19:50:04 UTC

I think the Effelsberg radiotelescope of the German Max Planck Gesellschaft has also a 100 m antenna which is full steerable but it does not make any SETI research.
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Message 1875769 - Posted: 30 Jun 2017, 0:46:51 UTC

Cool video. I live in Kentucky, so this is the closest astronomical device to me. I'd love to drive to WV and take a look at it.
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Message 1875934 - Posted: 30 Jun 2017, 18:09:12 UTC - in response to Message 1875725.  

I think the Effelsberg radiotelescope of the German Max Planck Gesellschaft has also a 100 m antenna which is full steerable but it does not make any SETI research.
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According to Wikipedia, Greenbank is the largest, Effelsberg is second, and the 1st radio telescope, the Mark 1 (or Lovell) at Jodrell Bank is the 3rd largest ;-)

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Message 1877843 - Posted: 11 Jul 2017, 8:57:20 UTC

They are both 100 meters large. I cannot understand why Wikipedia says that Green Bank has overtaken Effelsberg.
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Message 1877862 - Posted: 11 Jul 2017, 21:56:03 UTC - in response to Message 1877843.  

They are both 100 meters large. I cannot understand why Wikipedia says that Green Bank has overtaken Effelsberg.
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That's a good point, maybe someone should re-educate Wikipedia..

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You just register yourself with them. I've successfully edited a few pages. But bear in mind that the original poster can come back and amend your amendments!
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Message 1877923 - Posted: 12 Jul 2017, 7:38:20 UTC - in response to Message 1877843.  

They are both 100 meters large. I cannot understand why Wikipedia says that Green Bank has overtaken Effelsberg.
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Having read Wikipedias page on the Effelsberg 'scope, it would seem Green Bank is indeed larger, since it is in fact an elliptical telescope, 100m x 110m, so is in fact larger than Effelsberg.

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