List of radio telescopes

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Name Remarks Location
Algonquin Radio Observatory 46 metre dish, now no longer operational Algonquin Park, Ontario, Canada
Arecibo Observatory Also known as: Arecibo radio telescope or NAIC Arecibo, Puerto Rico
Australia Telescope Compact Array 6 dish aperture synthesis array, part of Australia Telescope National Facility Narrabri, Australia
Canberra Deep Space Communications Complex Part of Deep Space Network, located near Canberra in the Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Effelsberg 100 m dish operated by Max Planck Institut fur Radioastronomie Bad Münstereifel-Effelsberg near Bonn, Germany
European VLBI Network VLBI array operated by the European Consortium for VLBI Distributed across Europe with members located in China, S. Africa and USA
Five College Radio Astronomical Observatory Operated by UMass Amherst Amherst, Massachusetts, USA
Giant Meterwave Radio Telescope (GMRT) World's largest radio telescope at meter wavelengths. Operated by National Centre for Radio Astrophysics Pune, India
Green Bank Telescope World's largest fully mobile radio telescope Green Bank, West Virginia, USA
Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex (GDSCC) Also known as Goldstone Observatory Goldstone, California, USA
Goldstone Observatory Also known as Goldstone Deep Space Network Goldstone, California, USA
HartRAO Also known as Hartebeesthoek Radio Astronomy Observatory Johannesburg, South Africa
Jodrell Bank Observatory 76 m Lovell Telescope, 25 m Mk II Telescope, 42 ft (12.8 m) Telescope and 7 m Telescope (actually 6.4 m diameter) Cheshire, UK
Kitt Peak 12 m Out of commission Tucson, Arizona, USA
LOFAR LOw Frequency ARray, Netherlands, Germany
MERLIN Cambridge 32 m at Mullard Radio Astronomy Observatory, Darnhall, Defford, Tabley (also known as Pickmere) and Knockin. Also includes the Lovell and Mark II telescopes at Jodrell Bank. UK
Molonglo Observatory Synthesis Telescope Operated by the School of Physics at the University of Sydney. East-west arm of the former Molonglo Cross Telescope, approximately 800 m in length. Operates at 843 MHz. Molonglo (near Canberra, Australia)
Mullard Radio Astronomy Observatory The Ryle Telescope consists of 8 13 m dishes, and is currently used as one part of the Arcminute Microkelvin Imager. Also at the observatory are some of the oldest radio interferometers. Cambridge, UK
Nançay Radio Telescope   Nançay, France
National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center (NAIC) Also known as Arecibo Observatory or Arecibo radio telescope Arecibo, Puerto Rico
National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO)    
Onsala Space Observatory 25 m Telescope, 20 m Telescope and 15 m Swedish-ESO Submillimetre Telescope (SEST) based at ESO in La Silla, Chile Onsala, Sweden
Parkes Observatory 64 m Telescope (largest movable dish in the Southern Hemisphere), part of Australia Telescope National Facility Parkes, Australia
Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute Two 26 m dishes Rosman, North Carolina, USA
Torun Centre for Astronomy RT4 (32 m) parabolic antenna and RT3 (15 m) antenna. Torun, Poland
Very Large Array Array of 27 dishes. Part of NRAO. Socorro, New Mexico, USA
Very Long Baseline Array Array system of radio telescopes located around the world; controlled remotely from the Array Operations Center. Socorro, New Mexico USA
(operations center)
Westerbork Synthesis Radio Telescope (WSRT) Array of radio telescopes [1] (http://www.astron.nl/) Westerbork, Netherlands
Zond 3 Russian spacecraft carrying a radio Telescope  

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