The contribution of the Division of Radiophysics Potts Hill field station to international radio astronomy

Wendt, Harry, Orchiston, Wayne, and Slee, Bruce (2011) The contribution of the Division of Radiophysics Potts Hill field station to international radio astronomy. In: Orchiston, Wayne, Nakamura, Tsuko, and Strom, Richard G., (eds.) Highlighting the History of Astronomy in the Asia-Pacific Region: proceedings of the ICOA-6 conference. Astrophysics and Space Science Proceedings . Springer, New York, USA, pp. 379-431.

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Abstract

During the 1950s Australia was one of the world's foremost astronomical nations owing primarily to the work of the dynamic Radio Astronomy Group within the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation's Division of Radiophysics. Most of the observations were made at the network of field stations maintained by the Division in or near Sydney, and one of the most notable of these was located at Potts Hill, the site of Sydney's major water-distribution reservoirs.

This paper describes the amazing range of radio telescopes developed at Potts Hill; the types of solar, galactic and extragalactic research programs to which they were committed; and the pioneering young men and women who played a key role in the early development of radio astronomy.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
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This chapter appears in the book "Highlighting the History of Astronomy in the Asia-Pacific Region: proceedings of the ICOA-6 conference." The book information is available from the Related URLs field.

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ISBN: 978-1-4419-8161-5
ISSN: 1570-6605
Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2011 02:56
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