Artifact Details

Title

NASA - Pioneer 10 signal verification

Catalog Number

102657152

Type

Still Image

Date

1995-02-01

Photographer

Jordan, Jane

Publisher

SETI Institute; NASA Ames Research Center

Place of Publication

Parkes Observatory, Australia

Dimensions

5 x 7 in

Format

Photographic print

Description

This is a color image of a control room with seven people in front of a row of personal or micro or mini computers. Four of them are standing up and three are sitting down but all are staring at the monitors. The back end of the room contains racks of electronic equipment and various measurement instruments. The people are facing sideways from the camera. Some flash was used as the lighting is very bright near the front of the camera while the lighting is darker towards the back of the room. The label states "Left to right: Bud Hill, Peter Backus, Mark Griffin, Alan Patrick. Left to right (seated): Jill Tarter, John Dreher, Ken Smolek. Pioneer 10 signal verification, February 1, 1995, Parkes Observatory, Australia. Photo by Jane Jordan". The photo is still very sharp with minimal aging.

Category

Flash photograph; Identification photograph; Publicity photograph; Snapshot

Subject

SETI Institute; NASA Ames Research Center

Credit

Gift of the SETI Institute

Lot Number

X3180.2005