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The Reber Radio Telescope started as a more daring attempt at hearing a refined radio wave from the sky. It was the 1930s, so all of these things were still fresh, new, and exciting to the public. This is possibly why Grote Reber, a radio engineer and amateur astronomer, took it upon himself to develop something that could let him hear more than just the steady hiss that Karl Jansky has heard himself.

The Reber Radio Telescope was finished in 1937. It was the world?s first parabolic radio telescope and the second radio telescope used in the budding area of radio astronomy.

Declared as a National Historic Landmark in 1989, the Reber Radio Telescope can now be found in Green Bank, West Virginia.
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