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Author
Bowen, E. G.
Title
From wartime radar to postwar radio astronomy in Australia
In
Journal of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Australia
Imprint
vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 1-11
ISBN/ISSN
0725-2986
Abstract

The special circumstances which led to Australia playing a leading part in the development of the new science of radio astronomy are described. After observational and instrumental breakthroughs were made in the late 1940's and in the 1950's, there was a transition to the "Big Science" era of radio astronomy in which the Parkes Radiotelescope has played a notable part.