B4 – Commission B4 Radio Astronomy


The B4 Commission has the aim to bring together scientists and engineers who carry out observational and theoretical research in radio astronomy and who develop and operate the ground and space-based facilities that are used to explore the Universe at radio wavelengths.

The primary purpose of this Commission will be to coordinate the unique role of Radio Astronomy as part of our global multi-wavelength capability in astronomy, taking in consideration the long-term development in this field at the international level. The importance of results obtained in the radio-band (e.g. magnetic fields, atomic and molecular spectral lines) and this multi-wavelength approach implies that Radio Astronomy need to be adequately represented in global multi-wavelength astronomy.


  • Division Days Program (Commission B4):
  1. New Results in Radio Astronomy - taking place on August 24th, 2018 from 13:30-18:00 in Vienna at the IAU General Assembly
  2. The History of Large Single Dish Projects and Lessons Learned - taking place on August 27th, 2018 from 13:30-17:00 in Vienna at the IAU General Assembly


Commission Members (458)

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Division B Facilities, Technologies and Data Science

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Commission B4 WG Historic Radio Astronomy

Anthony James Beasley

520 Edgemont Rd
Charlottesville 22903-2475
Virginia (VA)
United States

Phone: +1 434 2960211
Email 1: tbeasleynraoedu
Email 2: tbeasleynraoedu
Organization website: CL09282

NCA adherence: United States

Last updated:
December 6, 2017

Carole A. Jackson

Director General
PO Box 2
7990 AA Dwingeloo

Phone: +31 0521 595 126
Email: jacksonastronnl
Organization website: http://astron.nl

NCA adherence: Netherlands

Last updated:
July 23, 2018

Gabriele Giovannini

Istituto di Radioastronomia
Via P Gobetti 101
40129 Bologna

Phone: +39 051 639 9415
Email 1: ggiovannirainafit
Email 2: gabrielegiovanniniuniboit
Organization website: http://www.ira.inaf.it

NCA adherence: Italy

Last updated:
July 30, 2018

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