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New Surface for Tucson's 36 Foot, May 1982

In May 1982, in the Green Bank Warehouse where the work was done, John Payne (left) and John Findlay contemplate engineering issues during the fabrication process for the new surface and back-up structure that would convert Tucson's 36 foot telescope into a 12 meter telescope. The 36 foot closed for resurfacing and upgrade on 15 July 1982, and first observations with the 12 meter were made on 17 January 1984. (GB-82-20137_clean_payne-findlay-12m-fab.jpg)
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