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The Resource Radio astronomer : John Bolton and a new window on the universe, Peter Robertson ; foreword by Ron Ekers and Ken Kellermann

Radio astronomer : John Bolton and a new window on the universe, Peter Robertson ; foreword by Ron Ekers and Ken Kellermann

Label
Radio astronomer : John Bolton and a new window on the universe
Title
Radio astronomer
Title remainder
John Bolton and a new window on the universe
Statement of responsibility
Peter Robertson ; foreword by Ron Ekers and Ken Kellermann
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Language
eng
Summary
The leading Australian astronomer of his generation, John Bolton (1922-93), was born in Sheffield and educated at Cambridge University. After wartime service in the Royal Navy, he arrived in Sydney and joined the CSIRO Radiophysics Laboratory. In the late 1940s he discovered and identified the first discrete radio sources, unusual objects at vast distances with intense emission at radio frequencies. These discoveries marked the birth of a new field - extragalactic radio astronomy. Bolton had the unusual distinction of being the inaugural director of two new observatories. In the late 1950s he built the first major observatory for radio astronomy at Caltech in the United States, returning to Australia to take charge of the newly completed Parkes telescope - featured in the acclaimed film The Dish - in New South Wales. In this thoroughly researched and generously illustrated biography, Peter Robertson tells the remarkable story of how John Bolton, and his CSIRO colleagues, propelled Australia to the forefront of international radio astronomy
Summary
The leading Australian astronomer of his generation, John Bolton, was born in Sheffield and educated at Cambridge University. After wartime service in the Royal Navy, he arrived in Sydney and joined the CSIRO Radiophysics Laboratory. In this illustrated biography, Peter Robertson tells the story of how John Bolton and his colleagues propelled Australia to the forefront of international radio astronomy
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
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10603052
Cataloging source
ANL
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Robertson, Peter
Dewey number
520.92
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1937-
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  • Ekers, Ron
  • Kellermann, Kenneth I.
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True
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  • Bolton, J. G.
  • Bolton, J. G.
  • Parkes Radio Telescope
  • CSIRO
  • Parkes Observatory
  • Astronomers
  • Radio astronomy
  • Radio telescopes
Target audience
adult
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John Bolton and a new window on the universe
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Label
Radio astronomer : John Bolton and a new window on the universe, Peter Robertson ; foreword by Ron Ekers and Ken Kellermann
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 403-407) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000060392583
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
viii, 421 pages
Isbn
9781742235455
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)973048520
Label
Radio astronomer : John Bolton and a new window on the universe, Peter Robertson ; foreword by Ron Ekers and Ken Kellermann
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 403-407) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000060392583
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
viii, 421 pages
Isbn
9781742235455
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)973048520

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