Summary - (Mar 19, 2004) Billionaire Paul Allen has committed $13.5 million to support the construction of the first and second phases of the Allen
Telescope Array. Construction of the array is now underway at the Hat Creek Observatory, 466 km northeast of San Francisco; the first phase will
include the development of 32 6.1-metre radio telescopes. The second phase will see an additional 174 built. Eventually there will be a total of 350
identical dishes built. Once the first 32 dishes are completed, the array can begin scientific operations.
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