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IRAM 30m telescope


location:
Loma de Dilar
shoulder of Pico Veleta, Sierra Nevada, Spain
50 km from the city of Granada
altitude:
2920 m
longitude:
3° 23' 33.7" west
latitude:
37° 03' 58.3" north


A short history


1974
first site studies
1975
telescope design studies
1977
site selection
4 Apr 1979
foundation of IRAM
16 May 1980
signature of contract IRAM / IGN
spring 1980
start of telescope construction
May 1982 opening of IRAM office in Granada
Oct 1984
end of telescope construction
Apr 1985
first astronomical observations
Aug 1986
telescope becomes IRAM property
Oct 1986
start of regularly scheduled observations
12 Sep 1987
inauguration