Article ID: CBB001320770

Growth of a New Repository: National Radio Astronomy Observatory Archives (2012-2013)


Bouton, Ellen N. (Author)

History of Physics Newsletter
Volume: 44, no. 2
Issue: 2
Pages: 1-2

Publication Date: 2012-2013
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Language: English

The National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO), founded in 1956, is a facility of the National Science Foundation (NSF), operated for NSF by Associated Universities, Inc. Headquartered in Charlottesville, VA, NRAO has offices, employees and radio telescopes in multiple states and in Chile. We operate the Green Bank Telescope (GBT), the Jansky Very large Array (JVLA), the Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA), and are a partner in the nearly completed Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA). In the Spring 2004 issue of this Newsletter I wrote about our newly-created Archives. At that time, we had completed a Web resource describing Nannielou Hepburn Dieter Conklin's career as the first American woman working in radio astronomy, had begun processing of the papers of Grote Reber and John W. Findlay.


Description Brief overview of the archival resources offered by the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO).

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Authors & Contributors
Orchiston, Wayne
Wielebinski, Richard
George, Martin
Slee, Bruce
Wendt, Harry
Munns, David P.
Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage
Historical Studies in the Physical and Biological Sciences
Notes and Records: The Royal Society Journal of the History of Science
Journal for the History of Astronomy
Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences
National Radio Astronomy Observatory
MIT Press
Springer International Publishing
The MIT Press
Radio astronomy
Research institutes; research stations
Scientific apparatus and instruments
Cold War
Lovell, Alfred Charles Bernard
Reber, Grote
Ellis, Graeme Reade Anthony
United States
Great Britain
Tasmania (Australia)
Puerto Rico
20th century, late
20th century
21st century
19th century
National Radio Astronomy Observatory (U.S.)
Nuffield Radio Astronomy Laboratories, Jodrell Bank
University of Tasmania
Brookhaven National Laboratory (United States)
Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie
Universität Bonn

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