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dc.contributor.authorOrchiston, Wayne
dc.contributor.authorRobertson, Peter
dc.contributor.authorSullivan III, Woodruff T.
dc.date.accessioned2022-03-15T07:52:47Z
dc.date.available2022-03-15T07:52:47Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifierONIX_20220314_9783319918433_32
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/53316
dc.description.abstractThe evolution of Australian radio astronomy from 1945 to 1960 has been studied in detail by numerous historians of science in recent years. This Open Access 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. This book is published open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.relation.ispartofseriesHistorical & Cultural Astronomy
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::P Mathematics & science::PD Science: general issues::PDX History of science
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::P Mathematics & science::PG Astronomy, space & time
dc.subject.otherHistory of radio astronomy
dc.subject.otherCSIRO Radiophysics Laboratory
dc.subject.otherJohn Bolton
dc.subject.otherTaffy Bowen
dc.subject.otherChris Christiansen
dc.subject.otherDiscrete radio sources
dc.subject.otherField stations
dc.subject.otherHydrogen-line studies
dc.subject.otherFrank Kerr
dc.subject.otherMills Cross
dc.subject.otherBernie Mills
dc.subject.otherParkes Radio Telescope
dc.subject.otherJoe Pawsey
dc.subject.otherRuby Payne-Scott
dc.subject.otherRadio source surveys
dc.subject.otherRadioheliograph
dc.subject.otherSea interferometers
dc.subject.otherAlex Shain
dc.subject.otherSolar bursts and eclipses
dc.titleGolden Years of Australian Radio Astronomy
dc.title.alternativeAn Illustrated History
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.1007/978-3-319-91843-3
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy6c6992af-b843-4f46-859c-f6e9998e40d5
oapen.relation.isFundedBy273638a4-6e4d-4193-aa52-8cc124586bdb
oapen.relation.isbn9783319918433
oapen.imprintSpringer
oapen.pages268
oapen.place.publicationCham
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