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02/15/2013 - MIT Haystack Observatory launches into the social media world with the release of "The Asteroid".

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11/29/2007 - The Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) is a powerful new telescope that is being built in Western Australia. The telescope will cover the frequency range from 80-300 MHz. This picture shows the first assembled tile of the initial 32-tile MWA system. There are currently 32 assembled tiles on the ground.

Link to Haystack's MWA web site

04/05/2007 - Anthea J. Coster, an atmospheric scientist at the Haystack Observatory of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, speaking at a Space Weather Enterprise Forum convened by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to discuss the effects of solar activity, was quoted saying: "space weather can affect all of us, right down to our wallet."

Solar bursts may threaten GPS (NOAA Magazine)

07/06/2006 - MIT News Release

Telescope to probe early universe, more

A novel telescope that will aid the understanding of the early universe is moving closer to full-scale construction thanks to a $4.9 million award from the National Science Foundation to a U.S. consortium led by MIT. Collaborators in the United States are the MIT Haystack Observatory, the MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research, and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.

09/01/2005 - MIT News Release

Researchers find clue to start of universe

Deuterium detected by MIT scientists at Haystack Observatory (with a little help from the local residents)

06/30/2005 - After a failure aboard the Cassini Saturn probe, radio telescopes and digital data recorders on earth "hear" and record wind data in Titan's atmosphere.

Huygens Titan Experiment Rescued (RTC Magazine), June 2005

06/23/2005 - About 100 invited guests at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Haystack Observatory in Westford listened as Dr. Irwin Shapiro discussed the fourth test of Einstein's general theory of relativity.

(Boston Globe Article)

10/27/2004 - MIT News Release

Haystack Observatory celebrates 40th anniversary today

MIT's Haystack Observatory and Lincoln Laboratory are celebrating four decades of radio astronomy and radar studies made possible by a collection of large radio telescopes and high-power radars at their research site in Westford, Mass.

11/14/2003 - MIT News Release

Solar outbursts provide "perfect storms" for Haystack space weather watchers

See also: Space weather watching at Haystack by Carolyn Collins Petersen.

05/06/2002 - MIT News Release

MIT researchers use earth-based tools to image weather in space
Results could lead to improved satellite transmissions.

10/26/2001 - Dedication of the new Atmospheric Science Wing

An Open House was held at the MIT Haystack Observatory on Friday, October 26, 2001 to celebrate the dedication of a new wing for the Atmospheric Sciences Group.

10/24/2001 - John Evans' keynote speech (mp3)

When the Millstone Hill Incoherent Scatter radar facility celebrated its 25th anniversary on 14 June 1985, Dr. John Evans delivered the keynote speech (74 minutes, 53 MB). Just recently, Dr. John Holt converted it to mp3 format for the web.

01/26/2000 - Haystack Observatory artists in residence show their work

"For the past three years, artists Susan Gamble and Michael Wenyon have been in residence at MIT's Haystack Observatory, using digital cameras, mapping techniques and holography to investigate the visual environment of the Observatory -- and even the astronomers themselves."

11/09/1995 - Sun Drawings on Exhibit at Haystack Observatory

Art and science join hands at MIT's Haystack Observatory with the installation this month of the first component of the Global Sun Drawing by artist Janet Saad-Cook in the observatory's new library.



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