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[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 an initiative of Commission B4 (Radio 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 Meetings - 2015 IAU General Assembly

Working Group Reports:

  • 2015 IAU General Assembly XXIX, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
  • 2012 IAU General Assembly XXVIII, Beijing, China
  • 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)
  • 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)

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