GBT News Update

29 January 2001

We have tentatively agreed with Lockheed-Martin that full astronomical commissioning will begin on Monday, February 5. Pointing and focusing observations, involving tracking of the antenna in both axes, will begin that day. In the meantime, a full slate of outfitting and system testing is proceeding.

Commissioning activities last week included:

Major activities for the current week are listed on the commissioning schedule (

P. R. Jewell

M. M. McKinnon