• Big Ear Radio Telescope, Ohio

    Image ID
    FOT1161157
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Image Details
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    18.5 MB
    JPEG
    Image Dimensions
    8200 x 5703 px
    Image Print Size (at 300 ppi)
    694 x 483 mm
    27.3 x 19.0 in
    Visual Size @300ppi
    Keywords
    Peter Bassett Big Ear Radio Telescope Ohio ET Extraterrestrial signal from the stars astronomy long wave wavelength UFOs antenna Ariel horn receiver mesh blue sky Wow Aug 1977 Alien Aliens polarised stock image stock photo
    Description
    Photographer on the left; Pete Bassett. The rest are tecnicians that worked on the Big Ear in 1992. This telescope no longer exists. It was famous for a while as it picked up the 'Wow' signal in Aug 1977. This was a digital signal picked up from the stars. The only candidate of a signal producted potentially by extraterrestrials. In late 1997, after almost 40 years of operation, the Ohio State University Radio Observatory, with its "Big Ear" radio telescope, ceased operation. The land on which the observatory was sitting (owned by the Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, Ohio) was sold by them in 1983 to land developers who later claimed their rights to develop the land. The telescope was destroyed in early 1998. An adjacent 9-hole golf course was expanded into 18 holes (how exiting) and about 400 homes were planned for construction on the nearby land owned by those developers
    Uploader
    Peter Bassett
    Contributor
    Peter Bassett
    Date Taken
    1992, August
    Uploaded on
    2014-02-11
    Collection
    USA, Ohio
    Category
    Science
    Sub Category
    Astronomy
    Setting
    Outdoor
    People
    With people
    Number of people
    5
    Gender
    Male
    Seven ages
    Young adult
    Mood
    Casual
    Dress
    Clothed
    Dominant colour
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