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2nd of July 2018
The Dwingeloo Radio Telescope
The Dwingeloo Radio Telescope is a 25m dish in the Netherlands. At the time of its inauguration in 1956 it was the largest radio telescope in the world (but in 1957 this mantle was taken over by the 76m Lovell Telescope at Jodrell Bank in the UK. The telescope, which is owned by ASTRON, the Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy, was used for many years, together with telescopes in Australia, to trace the structure of our Galaxy by mapping the distribution of neutral hydrogen gas. The telescope ceased formal operations in 2000, but the C.A. Muller Radio Astronomy Station (CMARAS) foundation have restored the telescope to working order.

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