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Open Skies

The National Radio Astronomy Observatory and Its Impact on US Radio Astronomy

Authors: Kellermann, Kenneth I., Bouton, Ellen N., Brandt, Sierra S.

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  • Introduces the people and politics involved in the development of radio astronomy
  • Demonstrates how technological developments led to new discoveries that have changed our understanding of what matter is in the universe
  • Includes content based on original documents not found in any other book
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This open access book on the history of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory covers the scientific discoveries and technical innovations of late 20th century radio astronomy with particular attention to the people and institutions involved. The authors have made extensive use of the NRAO Archives, which contain an unparalleled collection of documents pertaining to the history of radio astronomy, including the institutional records of NRAO as well as the personal papers of many of the pioneers of U.S. radio astronomy. Technical details and extensive citations to original sources are given in notes for the more technical readers, but are not required for an understanding of the body of the book.

This book is intended for an audience ranging from interested lay readers to professional researchers studying the scientific, technical, political, and cultural development of a new science, and how it changed the course of 20th century astronomy.

About the authors

K. I. Kellermann has 60 years of experience in radio astronomy including more than 50 years at NRAO. He is the former Chair of the IAU Historical Radio Astronomy Working Group, and editor of several books on the history of radio astronomy.

E. N. Bouton has been at NRAO for more than 40 years, first as Librarian and for the last 16 years as the Archivist.

S. S. Brandt is an historian of science who has worked with the NRAO Archives for the past eight years.

 


Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • A New Window on the Universe

    Pages 1-34

    Kellermann, Kenneth I. (et al.)

  • The Postwar Explosion in Radio Astronomy: The US Falls Behind

    Pages 35-75

    Kellermann, Kenneth I. (et al.)

  • A New Era in Radio Astronomy

    Pages 77-156

    Kellermann, Kenneth I. (et al.)

  • Growing Pains

    Pages 157-227

    Kellermann, Kenneth I. (et al.)

  • Is Anyone Out There?

    Pages 229-262

    Kellermann, Kenneth I. (et al.)

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  • ISBN 978-3-030-32345-5
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Open Skies
Book Subtitle
The National Radio Astronomy Observatory and Its Impact on US Radio Astronomy
Authors
Series Title
Historical & Cultural Astronomy
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-32345-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-32345-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-32344-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-32347-9
Series ISSN
2509-310X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 652
Number of Illustrations
113 b/w illustrations
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