The ATNF Historic Photographic Archive: documenting the history of Australian radio astronomy

Orchiston, Wayne, Chapman, Jessica, and Norris, Barnaby (2004) The ATNF Historic Photographic Archive: documenting the history of Australian radio astronomy. In: Orchiston, Wayne, Stephenson, F. Richard, Débarbat, Suzanne, and Nha, Il-Seong, (eds.) Astronomical Instruments and Archives from the Asia-Pacific Region. Yonsei University Press, Seoul, Korea, pp. 41-48.

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Image (JPEG) (The opening of the Australia Telescope on 2 September 1988)
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Image (JPEG) (The Dover Heights `hole-in-the-ground' antenna)
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Image (JPEG) (The rhombic aerials at Dapto)
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Image (JPEG) (A view of Potts Hill showing the prototype Mills Cross and in the background two of the antennas used for H-line work)
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The ATNF Historic Photographic Archive is a collection of negatives, prints and 35mm slides that provide a pictorial record of the development of Australian radio astronomy. This unique historic resource, now under the stewardship of the Australia Telescope National Facility in Sydney, is undergoing systematic curation with a view to realising its full research, educational and promotional potential. This paper briefly describes the contents of the collection before discussing its rehousing and systematic documentation and digitisation.

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