Timeline of Telescopes, Observatories, and Observing Technology - Common Era (A.D.) - 1900s - 1990s


  • 1990 - Hubble 2.4m space Telescope launched, mirror found to be flawed
  • 1991 - Compton Gamma Ray Observatory satellite
  • 1993 - Keck 10-meter optical/infrared reflecting telescope begins operation, located at Mauna Kea, Hawaii
  • 1993 - Very Long Baseline Array of 10 dishes
  • 1995 - Cambridge Optical Aperture Synthesis Telescope (COAST) -- the first very high resolution optical astronomical images (from aperture synthesis observations)
  • 1995 - Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope of thirty 45 m dishes at Pune
  • 1996 - Keck 2 10-meter optical/infrared reflecting telescope begins operation, located at Mauna Kea, Hawaii
  • 1997 - The Japanese HALCA satellite begins operations, producing first VLBI observations from space, 25,000 km maximum baseline
  • 1998 - First light at VLT1, the 8.2 m ESO telescope

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