The Bar Is Open

@inproceedings{Kellermann2020TheBI,
  title={The Bar Is Open},
  author={Kenneth I. Kellermann and Ellen N. Bouton and Sierra S. Brandt},
  year={2020}
}
With the successful completion of the 140 Foot Radio Telescope in 1965, and the increased use of the 300 Foot Telescope, NRAO finally began to serve its role as a national observatory. Any scientist with a good program had access to world class facilities without regard for institutional affiliation—a policy which later became known as “Open Skies.” 

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