Book ID: CBB852897276

Radio Astronomer: John Bolton and a New Window on the Universe (2018)


Robertson, Peter (Author)

University of New South Wales Press

Publication Date: 2018
Physical Details: 432 pages
Language: English

The leading Australian astronomer of his generation, John Bolton (1922–93), was born in Sheffield and educated at Cambridge University. After wartime service in the Royal Navy, he arrived in Sydney and joined the CSIRO Radiophysics Laboratory. In the late 1940s he discovered and identified the first discrete radio sources, unusual objects at vast distances with intense emission at radio frequencies. These discoveries marked the birth of a new field – extragalactic radio astronomy.

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Authors & Contributors
Orchiston, Wayne
Slee, Bruce
Goss, W. M.
Frater, R. H.
Wendt, Harry
Wendt, Hardy
Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage
Historical Records of Australian Science
Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences
MIT Press
Radio astronomy
Scientific communities; interprofessional relations
Instruments, astronomical
Christiansen, Wilbur Norman
Payne-Scott, Ruby
Mills, Bernard
Bracewell, Ronald N.
Wild, John Paul
Ellis, Graeme Reade Anthony
Time Periods
20th century
20th century, late
21st century
United States
Great Britain
Sydney (Australia)
University of Sydney
University of Tasmania
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (Australia)

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