The 1948 solar eclipse and the genesis of radio astronomy in Victoria

Orchiston, Wayne (2004) The 1948 solar eclipse and the genesis of radio astronomy in Victoria. Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage, 7 (2). pp. 118-121.

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Abstract

In the early years of radio astronomy, solar eclipses played a critical role in establishing the sources of solar radio emission. During the half decade from 1945, Australia emerged as a leading nation in radio astronomy, with most of the observations made at sites that were concentrated in and around Sydney. Radio astronomy in the state of Victoria was launched when a small group of Sydney scientists successfully observed the partial solar eclipse of 1948 November I from Rockbank, near Melbourne.

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Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
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Reproduced with permission from the "Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage"

ISSN: 1440-2807
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2009 05:51
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