Chris Christiansen: Telescope Design and Earth-Rotational Synthesis

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


Wilbur Norman “Chris” Christiansen (1912–2007) is remembered for his invention of the grating array radio telescope that he used for solar observations and for the first application of earth-rotational synthesis to produce a two-dimensional image of the sun.


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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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