[Karl Jansky at his antenna]
Jansky and his antenna. NRAO/AUI image

[Reber's Wheaton antenna]
Reber's Wheaton antenna. NRAO/AUI image

[Dover Heights]
Dover Heights. Photo supplied by Wayne Orchiston

[4C telescope]
4C telescope. NRAO/AUI image

[Ewen and horn antenna]
Ewen and the horn antenna, Harvard, 1951. Photo supplied by Ewen

[Jocelyn Bell Burnell and Cambridge antenna used in pulsar discovery]
Jocelyn Bell Burnell and Cambridge antenna used in pulsar discovery. Bell Burnell image

[Wilson, Penzias, and Bell Labs horn antenna]
Wilson, Penzias, and Bell Labs horn antenna. Bell Labs image


IAU HISTORIC RADIO ASTRONOMY WORKING GROUP

The Historic Radio Astronomy Working Group was formed at the 2003 General Assembly of the IAU as a joint initiative of Commissions 40 (Radio Astronomy) and 41 (History of Astronomy), in order to assemble a master list of surviving historically-significant radio telescopes and associated instrumentation found worldwide, and document the technical specifications and scientific achievements of these instruments. In addition, it will maintain an on-going bibliography of publications on the history of radio astronomy, and monitor other developments relating to the history of radio astronomy (including the deaths of pioneering radio astronomers).

Working Group Committee for 2012-2015:

  • Ken Kellermann (Chair - USA) [kkellerm@nrao.edu]
  • Rod Davies (UK) [rdd@jb.man.ac.uk]
  • James Lequeux (France) [james.lequeux@obspm.fr]
  • Masato Ishiguro (Japan) [masato.ishiguro@nao.ac.jp]
  • Wayne Orchiston (Secretary - Australia) [wayne.orchiston@jcu.edu.au]
  • Leonid Gurvits (Russia) [gurvits@jive.nl]
  • Govind Swarup (India) [swarup@ncra.tifr.res.in]
  • Hugo van Woerden (The Netherlands) [hugo@astro.rug.nl]
  • Jasper Wall (Canada) [jvw@phas.ubc.ca]
  • Richard Wielebinski (Vice-Chair - Germany) [rwielebinski@mpifr-bonn.mpg.de]
  • Other Members: Ron Ekers, Miller Goss, Leonid Matveenko, Bruce McAdam, Jim Moran, Richard Strom, Woody Sullivan

Working Group Reports:

  • 2006 IAU General Assembly XXVI, Prague, Czech Republic
    • Progress Report 1, as published in Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage, 7, 53-56, 2004 (pdf)
    • Progress Report 2, as published in Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage, 8 (1), 65-69, 2006 (pdf)
    • Triennial WG Report, 2003-2006, as published in Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage, 19 (3), 203-205, 2006 (pdf)
  • 2009 IAU General Assembly XXVII, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    • Triennial WG Report, 2006-2009, as published in Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage, 12 (3), 249-253, 2009 (pdf)
    • WG 2006-2009 Report presented at the 2009 meeting, as published in IAU Transactions XXVIIB, 246-247 (pdf)
    • Agenda and presentation at WG business meeting, 4 August 2009 (pdf)
  • 2012 IAU General Assembly XXVIII, Beijing, China
    • Triennial WG Report, 2009-2012, as published in Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage (pdf)
    • WG 2009-2012 Report as published online in April 2012 in Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union December 7: pp 311-313, (DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S174392131200302X) (pdf)
    • Beijing General Assembly HRAWG Program (pdf)

Grote Reber Medal Awards

The Grote Reber Gold Medal for innovative contributions to radio astronomy was established by the Trustees of the Grote Reber Foundation to honor the achievements of Grote Reber and is administered by the Queen Victoria Museum in Launceston, Tasmania in cooperation with the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, the University of Tasmania, and the CSIRO Australia Telescope National Facility. The Medal has been awarded annually since 2005. Awardees:

Biographical Memoirs:

Related Resources:


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