Timeline of Telescopes, Observatories, and Observing Technology - Common Era (A.D.) - 1900s - 1960s

1960s

  • 1960 - Owens Valley 27-meter radio telescopes begin operation, located in Big Pine, California
  • 1961 - Parkes 64-metre radio telescope begins operation, located near Parkes, Australia
  • 1962 - European Southern Observatory (ESO) founded
  • 1962 - Kitt Peak solar observatory founded
  • 1962 - Green Bank, West Virginia 90m radio telescope
  • 1962 - Orbiting Solar Observatory 1 satellite launched
  • 1963 - Arecibo 300-meter radio telescope begins operation, located in Arecibo, Puerto Rico
  • 1964 - Martin Ryle's 1-mile (1.6 km) radio interferometer begins operation, located in Cambridge, England
  • 1965 - Owens Valley 40-meter radio telescope begins operation, located in Big Pine, California
  • 1967 - First VLBI images, with 183 km baseline
  • 1969 - Observations start at Big Bear Solar Observatory, located in Big Bear, California
  • 1969 - Las Campanas Observatory

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