Arecibo Radio Telescope

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Main antenna reflector and subreflectors
The suspended gregorian dome with subreflectors, and transmitter antenna
Main reflector - 305 meters
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@ 2005-04-28 20:23:03
Nice find!
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@ 2005-09-05 10:02:14
I was looking for the "Contac" movie script just to remember where this radio telescope is located. Finally when I figured out I notice you just posted it before me. Well done!
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@ 2005-12-19 11:14:08

From http://www.naic.edu/public/discovrs.htm:

Arecibo Observatory has provided a unique setting for Hollywood filmmakers. The observatory was the setting for the climatic scenes in the James Bond movie Goldeneye, and a good portion of the movie Contact, based on a novel by Carl Sagan and starring Jodie Foster, takes place at Arecibo. Another science fiction movie called Survivor was filmed on observatory grounds.