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Paper: Short History of Fixed-Reflector Radio Telescopes
Volume: 502, Frontiers in Radio Astronomy and FAST Early Sciences Symposium 2015
Page: 73
Authors: Strom, R. G.
Abstract: From the 66 m parabolic reflector built in 1947 at Jodrell Bank to the 305 m Arecibo dish completed nearly two decades later, radio astronomers in the early days experimented with fixed reflecting mirrors to achieve large collecting areas. In this brief history I will consider the over half-dozen such instruments (of which I am aware) built by 1970, and their main achievements. I will discuss the likely reasons for the success of some of these telescopes, as well as their short-comings, and the lessons for future instruments like FAST.
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