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Green Bank in Pocahontas County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Ewen-Purcell Horn Antenna

 
 
Ewen-Purcell Horn Antenna Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, August 7, 2012
1. Ewen-Purcell Horn Antenna Marker
Inscription.  This horn antenna was used by Harold I. Ewen and Edward M. Purcell at the Lyman Laboratory of Physics at Harvard University in 1951 for the first detection of radio radiation from neutral atomic hydrogen gas in the Milky Way at a wavelength of 21 centimeters
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceScience & Medicine.
 
Location. 38° 25.891′ N, 79° 49.085′ W. Marker is in Green Bank, West Virginia, in Pocahontas County. Marker can be reached from West Virginia Route 28/92 east of Cemetery Road (County Route 28/25), on the right when traveling south. Located at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Green Bank WV 24944, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Camp Allegheny 1861-1862 (approx. 5.9 miles away); Camp Allegheny (approx. 5.9 miles away); Highland County / West Virginia (approx. 7.1 miles away in Virginia); War In West Virginia (approx. 7.1 miles away); The Great Raid
Ewen-Purcell Horn Antenna image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, August 7, 2012
2. Ewen-Purcell Horn Antenna
(approx. 7.1 miles away); The First Campaign (approx. 7.1 miles away); a different marker also named Camp Allegheny (approx. 7.1 miles away); West Virginia / Virginia (approx. 7.1 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  National Radio Astronomy Observatory. (Submitted on August 11, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 11, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 293 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 11, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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