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The 1948 solar eclipse and the genesis of radio astronomy in Victoria

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Title The 1948 solar eclipse and the genesis of radio astronomy in Victoria
 
Creator Orchiston, Wayne
 
Description In the early years of radio astronomy, solar eclipses played a critical role in establishing the sources of solar radio
emission. During the half decade from 1945, Australia emerged as a leading nation in radio astronomy, with most of
the observations made at sites that were concentrated in and around Sydney. Radio astronomy in the state of
Victoria was launched when a small group of Sydney scientists successfully observed the partial solar eclipse of
1948 November I from Rockbank, near Melbourne.
 
Publisher Centre for Astronomy, James Cook University
 
Date 2004-12
 
Type Article
PeerReviewed
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://eprints.jcu.edu.au/4966/1/4966_Orchiston_2004.pdf
Orchiston, Wayne (2004) The 1948 solar eclipse and the genesis of radio astronomy in Victoria. Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage, 7 (2). pp. 118-121. ISSN 1440-2807
 
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