Famous Telescopes

Most of these are links to external sites.

  • The Hubble Space Telescope
  • The future James Webb Space Telescope now under design, that will someday replace the HST.
  • The Spitzer Space Telescope
  • The Chandra X-ray Observatory CXO
  • The Fermi Gamma-Ray Space Telescope

  • The telescopes at the National Optical Astronomy Observatories NOAO, including the telescopes at the Kitt Peak National Observatory and the Cerro Tololo Interamerican Observatory.
  • The twin 8-meter optical telescopes of the Gemini Observatory

  • The Keck Observatory
  • The Palomar Observatory
  • See an example of how RG and MH observe galaxy rotation curves at Palomar

  • The telescopes at the European Southern Observatory including the VLT

  • The telescopes at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory NRAO, including the Green Bank Telescope, the Very Large Array, the Very Long Baseline Array and the future Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA)
  • How does an array work?
  • How does the Green Bank telescope work?
  • What will the Atacama Large Millimeter Array be like?

  • The facilities at the National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center NAIC, especially the Arecibo 1000-foot antenna.
  • How does the Arecibo telescope work?

  • 2005 Radio-Millimeter-Submillimeter (RMS) Planning Group compilation of facilities and projects and CMB programs/facilities

  • The Cornell-Caltech Atacama Telescope C-CAT

  • The Combined Array for Research in Millimeter-wave Astronomy CARMA
  • The Large Millimeter Telescope LMT
  • The Center for Astrophysical Research in Antarctica's South Pole Telescope

  • The Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe WMAP

  • The Global Oscillation Network Group project GONG

  • The Roentgen X-ray Satellite ROSAT

  • The former Gamma Ray Observatory GRO (which got dropped in the Pacific Ocean, deliberately, in June 2000)

  • Check out all the NASA astronomy missions, past, present and future.


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