author={G. Westerhout},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  • G. Westerhout
  • Published 1972
  • Engineering
  • Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
The organizers of this Conference have asked me to present a paper on the early history of radio astronomy, using personal experience where possible. Upon further inquiry, I found that this history should end around early 1950, which makes the task of using personal experience rather hard, as I started graduate studies in that year, The literature on the subject contains a wealth of material on the early days, however, and since the science is so young, the historian can still talk to many of… Expand
Albrecht Unsöld: his role in the interpretation of the origin of cosmic radio emission and in the beginning of radio astronomy in Germany
Albrecht Unsöld‘s career spanned over 50 years at the beginning of the 20th century. In this period atomic physics made great advances and Unsöld applied this to astrophysical questions. He came inExpand
A Search for WIMP Dark Matter Using an Optimized Chi-square Technique on the Final Data from the Cryogenic Dark Matter Search Experiment (CDMS II)
During the last two decades, cosmology has become a precision observational science thanks (in part) to the incredible number of experiments performed to better understand the composition of theExpand
Improved Methods for Phased Array Feed Beamforming in Single Dish Radio Astronomy
Improved Methods for Phased Array Feed Beamforming in Single Dish Radio Astronomy Michael J. Elmer Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Doctor of Philosophy Among the research topicsExpand
Shielding effectiveness investigations using a reverberation chamber
Electromagnetic interference (EMI) is one of the most common problems encountered in radio astronomy observatories. Interaction of electromagnetic (EM) waves from different sources may result inExpand
Optimization of dipole-based antenna for 21cm line observation
The dipole-based antenna has been employed in many radio telescope systems. By utilizing this type of antenna, the possibility to conduct all sky monitoring and high spatial resolution observation inExpand
Ron Bracewell: Mathematics and Imaging
The career and the scientific contributions of Ronald Newbold Bracewell (1921–2007) range from providing the mathematical basis for indirect imaging used in all radio astronomy imaging as well as inExpand


Introduction to Radio Astronomy
A general description of the nature of radio astronomy, its differences from optical astronomy, a review of the earliest beginnings of galactic and solar radio astronomy, and a listing of otherExpand
Cosmic Static
  • G. Reber
  • Physics
  • Proceedings of the IRE
  • 1940
In 1932 Jansky published the first of a series of papers indicating that a certain type of static appears to come from space and in particular from the plane of the Milky Way. Very few other data areExpand
Early Radio Astronomy at Wheaton, Illinoiss
  • G. Reber
  • Geography
  • Proceedings of the IRE
  • 1958
A history is given of radio astronomy experiments conducted by the author from 1936 through 1947. A description of the parabolic reflector and equipment design is presented along with reasons for theExpand
Fluctuations in Cosmic Radiation at Radio-Frequencies
An attempt to make a more detailed determination of the spatial distribution of cosmic electromagnetic noise radiation at 5 metres wave-length by using a more sensitive receiver of narrower beam-width finds an interesting new feature which has emerged from these latter experiments. Expand
A Note on the Source of Interstellar Interference
  • K. Jansky
  • Physics
  • Proceedings of the Institute of Radio Engineers
  • 1935
Further consideration of the data obtained during observations on interstellar interference has shown that these radiations are received any time the antenna system is directed towards some part ofExpand
Cosmic Static
  • G. Reber
  • Physics
  • Proceedings of the IRE
  • 1948
A brief description of the apparatus is given. The results of a survey of the galaxy made at a frequency of 480 Mc are compared to a previous survey made at 160 Mc. The principal new findings are aExpand
Interstellar Radiation from Free Electrons and Hydrogen Atoms
The intensity of the radiation produced by electrons and hydrogen ions is considered. It is shown that for an electron temperature of 10,000° and a density of one electron per square centimeter*weExpand
Radio Astronomy. McGraw-Hill
  • 1960
Radiogolven uit het wereldruim ; herkomst der radiogolven . Ned . Tijdschr . Natuurk
  • 1945