Division B Commission 40 WG Historic Radio Astronomy


Kenneth I. Kellermann

520 Edgemont Rd
Charlottesville VA 22903-2475
United States

Phone: +1 434 296 0240
Fax: +1 434 296 0385
Email: kkellermnraoedu
Personal website: http://www.cv.nrao.edu/~kkellerm/
Organization website: http://www.nrao.edu/

Last updated:
April 27, 2015


Wayne Orchiston

National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand
191 Huay Kaew Road
Suthep District
Chiang Mai 50200

Phone: +66 827 798 801
Email: wayneorchistonnaritorth
Organization website: www.narit.or.th

Last updated:
April 2, 2015

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Mission/Goals (permanent): a) assemble a and maintain a master list of surviving historically-significant radio telescopes and associated instrumentation found worldwide b) coordinate and document the technical specifications and scientific achievements of these instruments c) maintain an on-going bibliography of publications on the history of radio astronomy; d) monitor other developments relating to the history of radio astronomy (including the deaths of pioneering radio astronomers) Goals (short term): a) Catch up biographical memoirs of recently deceased radio astronomers to post on web site b) Preserve the Karl Jansky monument at the former Bell Laboratories site which is being sold to a commercial developer. A resolution supporting this effort was discussed at the 2012 GA, and approved, but it will be important to obtain the formal endorsement of the IAU to prevent to permanent loss of this unique historical site. c) Support the publication of papers on the history of radio astronomy currently in preparation by WG members d) Document the history of the development of large radio astronomy facilities

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