The Tenerife Experiment (1984-2000)

Tenerife Experiment
Jodrell Bank

Since 1984, there has been several experiments at the Teide Observatory aimed to measure the cosmic microwave background (CMB) radiation and determine its angular power spectrum in scales from a few degrees to several arcminutes.

The first one of these experiments was the Tenerife Experiment (1984-2000), which was a scientific collaboration between the Nuffield Radio Astronomy Laboratories (now called the Jodrell Bank Observatory) of the University of Manchester (UK), and the Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias in Tenerife (Spain).