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A Brief History of Radio Astronomy in the USSR

A Collection of Scientific Essays

  • S. Y. Braude
  • A. E. Salomonovich
  • V. A. Samanian
  • I. S. Shklovskii
  • R. L. Sorochenko
  • V. S. Troitskii
  • K. I. Kellermann
  • B. A. Dubinskii
  • N. L. Kaidanovskii
  • N. S. Kardashev
  • M. M. Kobrin
  • A. D. Kuzmin
  • A. P. Molchanov
  • Yu. N. Pariiskii
  • O. N. Rzhiga
Book

Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 382)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXII
  2. B. A. Dogel’, Y. P. Ilyasov, N. L. Kaidanovskii, Y. L. Kokurin, A. D. Kuz’min, A. E. Salomonovich et al.
    Pages 1-60
  3. A. G. Kislyakov, V. A. Razin, V. S. Troitskii, N. M. Tseitlin
    Pages 61-87
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 247-251

About this book

Introduction

This translation from Russian makes the history of radio astronomy in the USSR available in the English language for the first time. The book includes descriptions of the antennas and instrumentation used in the USSR, the astronomical discoveries, as well as interesting personal backgrounds of many of the early key players in Soviet radio astronomy. A Brief History of Radio Astronomy in the USSR is a collection of memoirs recounting an interesting but largely still dark era of Soviet astronomy. The arrangement of the essays is determined primarily by the time when radio astronomy studies began at the institutions involved. These include the Lebedev Physical Institute (FIAN), Gorkii State University and the affiliated Physical-Technical Institute (GIFTI), Moscow State University Sternberg Astronomical institute (GAISH) and Space Research Institute (IKI), the Department of Radio Astronomy of the Main Astronomical Observatory in Pulkovo (GAO), Special Astrophysical Observatory (SAO), Byurakan Astrophysical Observatory (BAO), Crimean Astrophysical Observatory, Academy of Sciences of the Ukrainian (SSR), Institute of Radio Physics and Electronics of the USSR Academy of Sciences (IRE), Institute of Terrestrial Magnetism, the Ionosphere and Radio-Wave Propagation Institute (IZMIRAN), Siberian Institute of Terrestrial Magnetism, the Ionosphere and Radio-Wave Propagation (SibIZMIRAN), the Radio Astrophysical Observatory of the Latvian Academy of Sciences and Leningrad State University.

A Brief History of Radio Astronomy in the USSR is a fascinating source of information on a past era of scientific culture and fields of research including the Soviet SETI activities. Anyone interested in the recent history of science will enjoy reading this volume.

Keywords

Academy of Sciences of the USSR Astronomy in the Soviet Union Astronomy in the USSR Essays on the History of Radio History of astronomy History of radio astronomy Radio interferometry Radio receivers Radio telescopes

Editors and affiliations

  • S. Y. Braude
    • 1
  • A. E. Salomonovich
    • 2
  • V. A. Samanian
    • 3
  • I. S. Shklovskii
    • 4
  • R. L. Sorochenko
    • 5
  • V. S. Troitskii
    • 6
  • K. I. Kellermann
    • 7
  • B. A. Dubinskii
    • 8
  • N. L. Kaidanovskii
    • 9
  • N. S. Kardashev
    • 10
  • M. M. Kobrin
    • 11
  • A. D. Kuzmin
    • 12
  • A. P. Molchanov
    • 13
  • Yu. N. Pariiskii
    • 14
  • O. N. Rzhiga
    • 15
  1. 1., Institute of Radio AstronomyNational Academy of SciencesKharkovUkraine
  2. 2., Lebedev Physical InstituteRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  3. 3.Byurakan Astrophysical ObservatoryByurakanArmenia
  4. 4., Space Research InstituteRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  5. 5., Lebedev Physical InstituteRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  6. 6.Radio Physical Research InstituteNovgorodRussia
  7. 7.National Radio Astronomy ObservatoryCharlottesvilleUSA
  8. 8., Institute of Radio Engineering and ElectRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  9. 9., Central Astronomical ObservatoryRussian Academy of SciencesSt. PetersburgRussia
  10. 10., Lebedev Physical InstituteAstro Space CenterMoscowRussia
  11. 11., Radio Physical Research InstituteGorkii Physical-Technical Research InstiGorkiiRussia
  12. 12., Lebedev Physical InstituteRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  13. 13., Central Astronomical ObservatoryRussian Academy of SciencesSt. PetersburgRussia
  14. 14., Central Astronomical ObservatoryRussian Academy of SciencesSt. PetersburgRussia
  15. 15., Inst. of Radio Engin. and Electrical EngRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-2834-9
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-2833-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-2834-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0067-0057
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