Beginnings: Some Basics and Some History

  • R. H. Frater
  • W. M. Goss
  • H. W. Wendt
Part of the Astronomers' Universe book series (ASTRONOM)


A brief introduction to radio astronomy, and an overview of the history of the science leading up to the establishment of the Radiophysics Laboratory in the Australian Council of Scientific and Industrial Research during World War II is provided. For the reader unfamiliar with radio astronomy, further background details are provided in Appendix A.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. H. Frater
    • 1
  • W. M. Goss
    • 2
  • H. W. Wendt
    • 3
  1. 1.LindfieldAustralia
  2. 2.National Radio Astronomy ObservatorySocorroUSA
  3. 3.VaucluseAustralia

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