National Radio Astronomy Observatory Archives

The National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) is the United States’ national facility for radio astronomy. The NRAO Archives preserves the history of the organisation as well as the development of radio astronomy from its earliest days.

This is an essential resource for the history of radio astronomy, with many images and recordings available online. In particular see the Woody T Sullivan collection for oral history recordings with scientists from the early days of Jodrell Bank.


Explore the NRAO Archives here.

Other archives and collections

Watch The Inquisitive Giant (1957), held by BFI Player

Bernard Lovell's diaries and interviews, held by The Imperial War Museum

William Young’s photos of Jodrell Bank, 1958-1961