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Biographical entry Gascoigne, Sidney Charles Bartholemew (1915 - 2010)

AO, FAA

Born
11 November 1915
Napier, New Zealand
Died
25 March 2010
Occupation
Astronomer
Alternative Names
  • Gascoigne, Ben

Summary

Ben Gascoigne was Professor in Astronomy, Australian National University, Canberra 1964-1980. Before that he worked at the Australian National University as Reader and Assistant Director (Research) and at the Commonwealth Observatory from 1941-1957.

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Events

1937
Education - Master of Science (MSc) completed at Auckland University College
1940 - 1941
Career position - Optical munitions work with the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR) in New Zealand
1941
Education - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) completed at the University of Bristol, UK
1941 - 1945
Career position - Staff member at the Commonwealth Observatory
1945 - 1951
Career position - Senior Scientific Officer at the Commonwealth Observatory
1951 - 1957
Career position - Principal Scientific Officer at the Commonwealth Observatory
1951 - 1961
Career position - Reader at the Australian National University in Canberra
1958 - 1964
Career position - President IAU Sub-Commission on the Magellanic Clouds
1961 - 1967
Career position - Assistant Director (Research) at the Australian National University
1964 - 1980
Career position - Personal Professor at the Australian National University
1966
Award - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA)
11 June 1996
Award - Appointed Officer of the Order of Australia (AO)

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Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Books

  • Bhathal, Ragbir, Australian Astronomers: Achievements at the Frontiers of Astronomy, National Library of Australia, Canberra, 1996, 243 pp. Details
  • Gascoigne, S. C. B, Proust, K. M. and Robins, M. O., The Creation of the Anglo-Australian Observatory, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1990, 314 pp. Details

Book Sections

  • Gascoigne, S. C. B., 'Ellery, Robert Lewis John (1827-1908), astronomer and public servant', in Douglas Pike (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 4, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1972, pp. 135-137. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A040137b.htm. Details
  • Gascoigne, S. C. B., 'Australian Astronomy Since the Second World War', in R. W. Home (ed.), Australian Science in the Making, Cambridge University Press, Sydney, 1988, pp. 345-373. Details
  • Gascoigne, S. C. B., 'Rimmer, William Bolton (1882-1945), Astronomer and Public Servant', in John Ritchie and Diane Langmore (eds), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 16, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 2002, pp. 94-95. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A160111b.htm. Details

Journal Articles

  • Cannon, Russell, Gillingham, Peter and Malin, David, 'Ben Gascoigne - a "Founding Father" of the AAO', Australian Astronomical Observatory Newsletter, no. 118, 2010, pp. 28-30. Details
  • Gascoigne, S. C. B., 'Arthur Robert Hogg', Records of the Australian Academy of Science, vol. 1, no. 3, 1968, pp. 58-70. Also available at http://www.publish.csiro.au/paper/HR9680130058.htm. Details
  • Gascoigne, S. C. B., 'Bart J. Bok', Australian Physicist, vol. 20, October, 1983, p. 229. Details
  • Gascoigne, S. C. B., 'Astrophysics at Mount Stromlo: the Woolley Era', Proceedings of the Astronomical Society of Australia, vol. 5, 1984, pp. 597-605. Details
  • Gascoigne, S. C. B., 'History of Australian Astronomy: Astro-physics at Mount Stromlo, the Woolley Era', Proceedings of the Astronomical Society of Australia, vol. 5, 1984, pp. 597-605. Details
  • Gascoigne, S. C. B., '200 years of Astronomy in Australia', Australian Science Teachers Journal, vol. 34, no. 2, 1988, pp. 53-55. Details
  • Gascoigne, S. C. B., 'Bok, Woolley and Australian Astronomy', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 9, no. 2, 1992, pp. 119-126. Also available at http://www.publish.csiro.au/paper/HR9920920119.htm. Details
  • Gascoigne, S. C. B., 'Robert LJ. Ellery, His Life and Times', Proceedings of the Astronomical Society of Australia, vol. 10, 1992, pp. 170-176. Details
  • Gascoigne, S. C. B., 'The Great Melbourne Telescope and Other 19th Century Reflectors', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 10, no. 3, 1995, pp. 223-245. Also available at http://www.publish.csiro.au/paper/HR9951030223.htm. Details
  • Gascoigne, S. C. B., 'The Great Melbourne Telescope and Other 19th Century Reflectors', Quarterly Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 37, 1996, pp. 101-128. Details

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See also

McCarthy, G.J.