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Author Bhathal, Ragbir (Ragbir Singh)

Title Australian astronomers : achievements at the frontiers of astronomy / Ragbir Bhathal
Published [Canberra] : National Library of Australia, 1996


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 W'PONDS  520.92294 Bha/Aaa  AVAILABLE
Description vii, 236 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 26 cm
Summary Bhathal provides a chapter on the milestones achieved in astronomy by Australians in the field and also surveys 18 Australian astronomers based on edited interviews held by the National Library of Australia, including Bart Bok on the Milky Way, Wilbur "Chris" Christiansen on Earth rotation systems, Ronald Giovanelli on Studying the Sun, Sidney "Ben" Gascoigne on Cepheids and clusters, R. Hanbury Brown on Measuring the stars, Paul Wild on The first radioheliograph, Harry Minnett on Large telescope design, Bernard Mills on Mills Cross telescope, John Bolton on Radio sources, Ronald Brown on Interstellar molecules, Donald Mathewson on Magellanic Clouds, Robert Frater on The Australian telescope, Kenneth Freeman on Galaxies, Donald Melrose on Plasma astrophysics, Ron Ekers on The first VLA (Very Large Array) Director, Russell Cannon on Star clusters, Richard Manchester on Pulsars, Jeremy Mould on The Age of the universe
Analysis Astronomy
Reference works
Notes CIP confirmed
Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 229-232
Subject Astronomers -- Australia -- Interviews.
Astronomy -- Research -- Australia -- History.
Astronomy -- Research -- Australia.
Astronomy -- Australia -- History.
Astronomy -- Australia.
Discoveries in science -- Australia -- History.
Discoveries in science -- Australia.
Author National Library of Australia.
LC no. 96154878
ISBN 0642106665