Observatoire Radioastronomique

Built: 1954

Abandoned: 2013

Demolished: 2015

Visited: 2014

Belgium

In an agricultural surrounding far away from the cities in Belgium, Raymond Coutrez build this radio astronomy station. It has 48 dishes used for the study of variations in solar activity. The resolution is approximately 3.5 x 7.0 minutes arc. It observed the solar flare of 9 April 1956. On the photo above you can see the Hale-Bopp comet crossing the observatory in 1997. (Photo by Philippe Demoulin) The measurements were stopped in 2013, the site was dismantled two years later.

Photos Observatoire Radioastronomique

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