Golden Years of Australian Radio Astronomy

Golden Years of Australian Radio Astronomy

Author: Wayne Orchiston

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319918419

Category: Science

Page: 263

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The evolution of Australian radio astronomy from 1945 to 1960 has been studied in detail by numerous historians of science in recent years. This book is the first to present an overview of this remarkable chapter in Australian science. The book begins in the post-war period, as the Radiophysics Laboratory in Sydney switched from secret wartime research on radar to peacetime applications of this new technology. Next follows the detection of radio waves from space and the ensuing transformation of this fledgling science into the dominant research program at the Radiophysics Lab. Drawing from this history, the book shows how by 1960 the Radiophysics Lab had become the largest and most successful radio astronomy group in the world. The final chapter presents an overview of Australian radio astronomy from 1960 to the present day, as Australia prepares to co-host the multi-national, multi-billion-dollar Square Kilometre Array. Nearly 300 high-quality images complement the text, drawn from a wide range of sources including the extensive collection held by the CSIRO Radio Astronomy Image Archive. The book will be an essential reference for readers interested in the scientific and cultural development of radio astronomy.
Golden Years of Australian Radio Astronomy
Language: en
Pages: 263
Authors: Wayne Orchiston, Peter Robertson, Woodruff T. Sullivan III
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-03-23 - Publisher: Springer

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Language: en
Pages: 236
Authors: R. S. Bhathal
Categories: Astronomers
Type: BOOK - Published: 1996 - Publisher:

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Language: en
Pages: 802
Authors: Wayne Orchiston, Mayank N. Vahia
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-08-01 - Publisher: Springer Nature

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Language: en
Pages: 357
Authors: Peter Robertson
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 1992-11-09 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Categories: Astronomy
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