24 Farewell to Alien Worlds: Abandoned Observatory

Farewell to Alien Worlds: Abandoned Observatory

Posted on September 9, 2010 by team

What?!! Abandoned observatory?!! Yes, this is it! It turns out that observatories can be abandoned too. Where? In Nizhny Novgorod!

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Remains of a formerly huge ionospheric antenna

The foundation of a radio telescope


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24 Responses to “Farewell to Alien Worlds: Abandoned Observatory”

  1. OLUT says:

    Wow, so sad to see so much work, abandoned. Plus, it’s be cool to find aliens in space! Beep beep beep.

  2. grecocypriot says:

    Ground Control to Major Tom
    Ground Control to Major Tom
    Take your protein pills and put your helmet on

    Ground Control to Major Tom
    Commencing countdown, engines on
    Check ignition and may God’s love be with you

  3. Ivo says:

    I would love to visit the se places.

    • Musa says:

      Me Too! Someone should create a guide of all abandoned places in old former Soviet Countries and list which are safe and which are not as well as a history and other important information about these places, also include a map where they are all located, and local places to stay in, such as a hotel or B&B if they even exist around these places. I would love to explore them and it seems Russia has so many.

  4. Testicules says:

    Let’s burn it….

  5. buttonmonkey says:

    does anyone else see the robot maid from the cartoon The Jetsons, in picture number 8?

  6. Vladimir Strouff says:

    How dangerous is to visit all those abandoned places in Russia?

    Here where I live (Brazil), abandoned places near big cities may have drug addicted people and drug dealers nearby.

    Abandoned places far from cities are safe to visit, since nobody cares about being there. Plus, it’s hard to find someone caring weapons here.

    • rawen40 says:

      Just go in Chernobyl,plenty abandoned,on other hand in darkness U can see every tramp comin’-they’r glow…:))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

  7. BubuXP says:

    Maybe the strange signal on August’s first days audible in all Europe came from this place…

    more info here:
    i3jki [dot] blogspot [dot] com / 2010 / 08 / strani-segnali-3633-mhz.html

  8. SovMarxist1924 says:

    Nizhny Novgorod to capitalists, Gor’kiy to Marxists.

  9. russia_bound says:

    Cool pictures, makes you wonder if they ever made contact? Thanks for the picture uploads…

  10. marco says:

    at least they could recycle all that metal instead of letting rusting..

  11. jeffrey pigden says:

    Looks like the site for the GoldenEye movie

  12. Boritz says:

    This does not appear to be celestial observatory. More resembles equipments for atmospheric research, the study of upper ionosphere. Studies probably military in nature.

  13. Mr. Go says:

    I wonder if they could get HBO with that thing…

  14. DutchGuy says:

    Would be nice to use for hamradio …

    73 from Amsterdam

  15. iHME says:

    Yes, some serious EME and AMSAT QSO’s could be had there. Also, did you notice the microwawe feedhorn in one of the smaller dishes? The thing is propably for +10Ghz!

  16. Stray Dog says:

    W H A T a find! Awesome…!

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