Allen Telescope Array
The Allen Telescope Array (ATA-42), October 11, 2007.
|Named after||Paul Allen|
|Part of||Hat Creek Radio Observatory|
|Organization||Radio Astronomy Laboratory|
|Altitude||986 m (3,235 ft)|
|Wavelength||60, 2.7 cm (500, 11,100 MHz)|
|Telescope style||Gregorian telescope|
|Number of telescopes||42|
|Diameter||6.1 m (20 ft 0 in)|
|Secondary diameter||2.4 m (7 ft 10 in)|
|Collecting area||1,227 m2 (13,210 sq ft)|
The Allen Telescope Array (ATA) was developed by the SETI Institute and the Radio Astronomy Laboratory (RAL) at the University of California, Berkeley to construct a radio interferometer that is dedicated to radio astronomy observations. At the same time, it is also used for the search for extraterrestrial intelligence.
The ATA is at the Hat Creek Radio Observatory, 290 miles (470 km) northeast of San Francisco, California. The goal is to have 350 antennas. To start, 42 antennas (ATA-42) were put to work on 11 October 2007. However, a lack of money stopped operations in April 2011. In August 2011, ATA got short-term funding. In 2012 UC Berkeley quit the project.
References[change | change source]
- Daniel Terdiman (12 December 2008). "SETI's large-scale telescope scans the skies". CNET News. Retrieved 2008-12-12. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- John Johnson, Jr. (1 June 2008). "Aliens get a new switchboard: a SETI radio telescope in Northern California". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2008-09-29. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-04-15. Retrieved 2011-08-30.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
- Dennis Overbye (11 October 2007). "Stretching the Search for Signs of Life". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-04-14. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Staff writers (12 October 2007). "Skies to be swept for alien life". BBC News. Retrieved 2007-10-12. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Hardy, By Michael; Apr 29, 2011. "SETI stops listening for alien signals -". FCW.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
- "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2011-08-30.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
- Cook, John. "Search for ET continues as Paul Allen-backed telescope hits short-term funding goal". Geekwire. Retrieved 2011-08-30. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
Other websites[change | change source]
- Official site at seti.org Archived 2008-12-19 at the Wayback Machine
- Radio Astronomy Laboratory's ATA site Archived 2006-09-02 at the Wayback Machine
- The Search Continues with the Allen Telescope Array. Mountain View, CA: SETI Institute. March 25, 2004.
- Radio Astronomy Laboratory, Univ of Cal, Berkeley: NSF proposal, June 15, 2005.