The advent of large equipment. The Effelsberg Radio Telescope is inaugurated

1971

Ansicht Effelsberg Radioteleskop
Photo: Radio Telescope Effelsberg, MPI for Radio Astronomy.

The Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy in Bonn inaugurated a new large instrument on Effelsberg in the Eifel mountain range. With a diameter of 100 metres, the Radio Telescope Effelsberg is still one of the largest fully steerable radio telescopes on earth. It made Germany an important part of the worldwide network for observing the cosmos.

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