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Astrophysics and Space Science Library

A Brief History of Radio Astronomy in the USSR

A Collection of Scientific Essays

Editors: Braude, S.Y., Dubinskii, B.A., Kaidanovskii, N.L., Kardashev, N.S., Kobrin, M.M., Kuzmin, A.D., Molchanov, A.P., Pariiskii, Y.N., Rzhiga, O.N., Salomonovich, A.E., Samanian, V.A., Shklovskii, I.S., Sorochenko, R.L., Troitskii, V.S., Kellermann, K.I. (Eds.)

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  • The book penetrates deeply in the physics community and does not only have an astronomical focus
  • This book is a collection of memoirs recounting an interesting, but largely still dark, era
  • Reports on first soviet SETI activities
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This translation of A Brief History of Radio Astronomy in the USSR makes descriptions of the antennas and instrumentation used in the USSR, the astronomical discoveries, as well as interesting personal backgrounds of many of the early key players in Soviet radio astronomy available in the English language for the first time. This book is a collection of memoirs recounting an interesting but largely still dark era of Soviet astronomy. The arrangement of the essays is determined primarily by the time when radio astronomy studies began at the institutions involved. These include the Lebedev Physical Institute (FIAN), Gorkii State University and the affiliated Physical-Technical Institute (GIFTI), Moscow State University Sternberg Astronomical institute (GAISH) and Space Research Institute (IKI), the Department of Radio Astronomy of the Main Astronomical Observatory in Pulkovo (GAO), Special Astrophysical Observatory (SAO), Byurakan Astrophysical Observatory (BAO), Crimean Astrophysical Observatory, Academy of Sciences of the Ukraine (SSR), Institute of Radio Physics and Electronics of the USSR Academy of Sciences (IRE), Institute of Terrestrial Magnetism, the Ionosphere and Radio-Wave Propagation Institute (IZMIRAN), Siberian Institute of Terrestrial Magnetism, the Ionosphere and Radio-Wave Propagation (SibIZMIRAN), the Radio Astrophysical Observatory of the Latvian Academy of Sciences and Leningrad State University.

A Brief History of Radio Astronomy in the USSR is a fascinating source of information on a past era of scientific culture and fields of research including the Soviet SETI activities. Anyone interested in the recent history of science will enjoy reading this volume.

 

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Radio Astronomy Studies at the Lebedev Physical Institute

    Pages 1-60

    Dogel’, B. A. (et al.)

  • Radio Astronomy Studies in Gorkii

    Pages 61-87

    Kislyakov, A. G. (et al.)

  • The Development of Radio Astronomy at the Sternberg Astronomical Institute of Lomonosov Moscow State University and the Space Research Institute of the USSR Academy of Sciences

    Pages 89-116

    Gindilis, L. M.

  • The Department of Radio Astronomy of the Main Astronomical Observatory of the USSR Academy of Sciences

    Pages 117-135

    Kaidanovskii, N. L.

  • Radio Astronomy at the Special Astrophysical Observatory of the USSR Academy of Sciences

    Pages 137-155

    Kaidanovskii, N. L.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A Brief History of Radio Astronomy in the USSR
Book Subtitle
A Collection of Scientific Essays
Editors
  • S. Y. Braude
  • B. A. Dubinskii
  • N. L. Kaidanovskii
  • N. S. Kardashev
  • M. M. Kobrin
  • A. D. Kuzmin
  • A. P. Molchanov
  • Yu. N. Pariiskii
  • O. N. Rzhiga
  • A. E. Salomonovich
  • V. A. Samanian
  • I. S. Shklovskii
  • R. L. Sorochenko
  • V. S. Troitskii
  • K. I. Kellermann
Series Title
Astrophysics and Space Science Library
Series Volume
382
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-2834-9
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-2834-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-2833-2
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9991-2
Series ISSN
0067-0057
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 254
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