Parkes: Thirty Years of Radio Astronomy (Google eBook)

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Csiro Publishing, Jan 1, 1994 - Science - 162 pages
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The opening of the Parkes radio telescope in October 1961 placed Australia at the forefront of international research in radio astronomy and ushered in an era of rapid developments in our understanding of the origin and nature of the Universe and our place within it. Thirty years later, the scientists, engineers and technical staff involved in the establishment, operation and subsequent development of this most successful of Australian research instruments gathered to review and reflect on their achievements, and to recount many of the human stories that were so intimately bound up with this extraordinarily productive period in Australia's scientific history. This book presents their accounts of the work and life at Parkes, and provides a fresh perspective on the growth of Australian science over the past three decades.
  

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
WELCOME TO PARKES
EULOGY TO DR E G BOWEN
THE PROPOSAL FOR A GIANT RADIO TELESCOPE
THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE PARKES 210FT RADIO TELESCOPE
COMMISSIONING THE PARKES RADIO TELESCOPEA RETROSPECTIVE VIEW
THE PARKES RADIO TELESCOPEA 30YEAR PHOTOGRAPHIC HISTORY
OUR FIRST RADIO RECEIVERS
WHEN I LOOK BACKA FORUM
A PERSONAL VIEW OF PARKES SPECTROSCOPY 19671974
SPECTRAL LINE ASTRONOMY AT PARKES
PARKES AND THE MAGELLANIC SYSTEM
THE PARKES INTERFEROMETER
PARKES IN THE EIGHTIES
PARKES AND THE APOLLO MISSIONS
THE GIOTTO AND VOYAGER MISSIONS

RECEIVERS ELECTRONICS AND PEOPLEPAST AND PRESENT
EARLY COMPUTING AT PARKES
THE ALLSKY CONTINUUM SURVEYS
IDENTIFICATIONS CONFIRMATIONS AND TRIBULATIONS
PULSARS AT PARKESPAST AND PRESENT
EARLY POLARISATION RESEARCH AT PARKES
THREE DECADES OF SUPERNOVA REMNANT POLARISATION 19621992
NASA PARKES AND VOYAGER
THE NORTH GOOBANG PHILOSOPHICAL SOCIETY AND THE LEATHER MEDAL
CLOSING REMARKS
THE CONTRIBUTORS
NAME INDEX
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