Article first published online: 29 DEC 2012
©1995. American Geophysical Union. All Rights Reserved.
Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 76, Issue 52, page 534, 26 December 1995
How to Cite
1995), Golden dish, Eos Trans. AGU, 76(52), 534–534, doi:10.1029/EO076i052p00534-03.(
- Issue published online: 29 DEC 2012
- Article first published online: 29 DEC 2012
- Cited By
Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico was both shaken and stirred this year, but not by an earthquake or a tropical storm. The world's largest curved radio telescope—which is operated by Cornell University and the National Science Foundation—makes a stellar appearance in the climax of Goldeneye, the latest film in the James Bond series. At 300 m in diameter, 8 hectares (20 acres) in area, and 51 m in depth from lip to trough, the giant radio astronomy dish looms large in the film as a satellite antenna that will be used to cause an electromagnetic pulse over London.
During shooting of the film, actors raced along the antenna's 129 m-long, 545-metric ton bridge, which is suspended by 12 cables hanging from reinforced concrete towers.