A Brief History of Radio Astronomy in the USSR: A Collection of Scientific Essays

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S. Y. Braude, B. A. Dubinskii, N. L. Kaidanovskii, N. S. Kardashev, M. M. Kobrin, A. D. Kuzmin, A. P. Molchanov, Yu. N. Pariiskii, O. N. Rzhiga, A. E. Salomonovich, V. A. Samanian, I. S. Shklovskii, R. L. Sorochenko, V. S. Troitskii, K. I. Kellermann
Springer Science & Business Media, Mar 14, 2012 - Science - 254 pages

This translation of A Brief History of Radio Astronomy in the USSR makes 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 available in the English language for the first time. This book 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 Ukraine (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.

 

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Contents

Radio Astronomy Studies at the Lebedev Physical Institute
1
Radio Astronomy Studies in Gorkii
61
The Development of Radio Astronomy at the Sternberg Astronomical Institute of Lomonosov Moscow State University and the Space Research Instit...
88
The Department of Radio Astronomy of the Main Astronomical Observatory of the USSR Academy of Sciences
117
Radio Astronomy at the Special Astrophysical Observatory of the USSR Academy of Sciences
137
Radio Astronomy at the Byurakan Astrophysical Observatory the Institute of Radio Physics and Electronics of the Academy of Sciences of the Arme...
156
The Development of Radio Astronomy at the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory of the USSR Academy of Sciences
171
The Development of Radio Astronomy Research at the Institute of Radio Physics and Electronics of the Academy of Sciences of the Ukrainian SSR
180
Radio Physical Studies of Planets and the Earth at the Institute of Radio Technology and Electronics of the USSR Academy of Sciences
205
Radio Astronomy Studies of the Sun at the Institute of Terrestrial Magnetism the Ionosphere and RadioWave Propagation of the USSR Academy of S...
225
The Birth and Development of Radio Astronomy Studies of the Sun at the Siberian Institute of Terrestrial Magnetism the Ionosphere and RadioWave...
230
Radio Astronomy at the Radio Astrophysical Observatory of the Latvian SSR Academy of Sciences
237
Radio Astronomy Research at Leningrad State University
243
Index
247
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