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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Kenneth I. Kellermann, Ellen N. Bouton, Sierra S. Brandt
    Pages 1-34 Open Access
  3. Kenneth I. Kellermann, Ellen N. Bouton, Sierra S. Brandt
    Pages 35-75 Open Access
  4. Kenneth I. Kellermann, Ellen N. Bouton, Sierra S. Brandt
    Pages 77-156 Open Access
  5. Kenneth I. Kellermann, Ellen N. Bouton, Sierra S. Brandt
    Pages 157-227 Open Access
  6. Kenneth I. Kellermann, Ellen N. Bouton, Sierra S. Brandt
    Pages 229-262 Open Access
  7. Kenneth I. Kellermann, Ellen N. Bouton, Sierra S. Brandt
    Pages 263-317 Open Access
  8. Kenneth I. Kellermann, Ellen N. Bouton, Sierra S. Brandt
    Pages 319-390 Open Access
  9. Kenneth I. Kellermann, Ellen N. Bouton, Sierra S. Brandt
    Pages 391-459 Open Access
  10. Kenneth I. Kellermann, Ellen N. Bouton, Sierra S. Brandt
    Pages 461-531 Open Access
  11. Kenneth I. Kellermann, Ellen N. Bouton, Sierra S. Brandt
    Pages 533-582 Open Access
  12. Kenneth I. Kellermann, Ellen N. Bouton, Sierra S. Brandt
    Pages 583-614 Open Access
  13. Kenneth I. Kellermann, Ellen N. Bouton, Sierra S. Brandt
    Pages C1-C4 Open Access
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 615-652

About this book

Introduction

This open access book on the history of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory covers the scientific discoveries and technical innovations of late 20th century radio astronomy with particular attention to the people and institutions involved. The authors have made extensive use of the NRAO Archives, which contain an unparalleled collection of documents pertaining to the history of radio astronomy, including the institutional records of NRAO as well as the personal papers of many of the pioneers of U.S. radio astronomy. Technical details and extensive citations to original sources are given in notes for the more technical readers, but are not required for an understanding of the body of the book.

This book is intended for an audience ranging from interested lay readers to professional researchers studying the scientific, technical, political, and cultural development of a new science, and how it changed the course of 20th century astronomy.

Keywords

Radio Astronomy in the USA NRAO Radio astronomers SETI Search for extraterrestrial intelligence Radio astronomy politics and culture Radio telescope construction open access

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.National Radio Astronomy ObservatoryCharlottesvilleUSA
  2. 2.National Radio Astronomy ObservatoryCharlottesvilleUSA
  3. 3.Consultant to the National Radio Astronomy Observatory ArchivesProvidenceUSA

About the authors

K. I. Kellermann has 60 years of experience in radio astronomy including more than 50 years at NRAO. He is the former Chair of the IAU Historical Radio Astronomy Working Group, and editor of several books on the history of radio astronomy.

E. N. Bouton has been at NRAO for more than 40 years, first as Librarian and for the last 16 years as the Archivist.

S. S. Brandt is an historian of science who has worked with the NRAO Archives for the past eight years.

 


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