Article ID: CBB566159386

The history of low frequency radio astronomy in Australia. 7: Philip Hamilton, Raymond Haynes and the University of Tasmania's Penna Field Station near Hobart (2017)

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Following initial experiments near Hobart by Graeme Ellis, Grote Reber and Gordon Newstead from 1955 to 1957, the University of Tasmania established several sites for the study of low frequency radio astronomy, beginning in 1961. This paper describes the antenna array that was constructed at Penna, to the east northeast of Hobart. Between 1962 and 1967 it was used to produce maps of the southern sky at the frequencies of 4.7 and 10.02 MHz and contributed to an overall study of the low frequency emission from the Galaxy. Because of the proximity of the array to the town of Sorell, it was also referred to the 'Sorell Radio Telescope'.

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Authors & Contributors
Orchiston, Wayne
Wielebinski, Richard
George, Martin
Slee, Bruce
Ishiguro, Masato
Wendt, Harry
Journals
Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage
Historical Records of Australian Science
Publishers
Cambridge University Press
Concepts
Radio astronomy
Astronomy
Instruments, astronomical
Antennas
Research institutes; research stations
Solar astronomy
People
Christiansen, Wilbur Norman
Ellis, Graeme Reade Anthony
Reber, Grote
Dunlop, James
Bracewell, Ronald N.
Minoru Oda
Time Periods
20th century, late
20th century
21st century
19th century
Places
Australia
Tasmania (Australia)
Japan
Germany
France
Sydney (Australia)
Institutions
University of Tasmania
Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie
Universität Bonn
Paris Observatory
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (Australia)
United States. Office of Naval Research
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