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100 1 Goss, W. M.|q(William Miller)|0http://id.loc.gov/
245 10 Making waves :|bthe story of Ruby Payne-Scott: Australian
pioneer radio astronomer /|cW.M Goss.
264 1 Berlin ;|aNew York :|bSpringer,|c2013.
300 1 online resource.
338 online resource|bcr|2rdacarrier
347 text file|2rdaft|0http://rdaregistry.info/termList/
490 1 Astronomers' universe,|x1614-659X
504 Includes bibliographical references and index.
505 0 A Brief, Basic Guide to Terms and Concepts of Solar Radio
Astronomy -- Ruby Payne-Scott's Ancestors and Her Early
Childhood -- Ruby Payne-Scott's Education and Early
Employment -- Wartime Research by Ruby Payne-Scott at the
Radiophysics Laboratory -- 1944-1945: Ruby Payne-Scott --
The First Woman Radio Astronomer -- 1945-1946: Early Radio
Astronomy at Dover Heights -- 1946-1947: Personal Tragedy
and Professional Triumph -- 1948: Hornsby Field Station --
Daily Observations -- 1949-1951: Radio Astronomy Blossoms
as a Field, but Ruby Must Resign from the Radiophysics
Laboratory -- 1952: Ruby Payne-Scott's Last Experience as
a Radio Astronomer at the International Union of Radio
Science -- The Married Life and Motherhood of Ruby Payne-
Scott -- 1963-1974: Employment at Danebank School -- The
Last Years and Legacy of Ruby Payne-Scott.
520 This book is an abbreviated, partly re-written version of
"Under the Radar - The First Woman in Radio Astronomy:
Ruby Payne-Scott." It addresses a general readership
interested in historical and sociological aspects of
astronomy and presents the biography of Ruby Payne-Scott
(1912 - 1981). As the first female radio astronomer (and
one of the first people in the world to consider radio
astronomy), she made classic contributions to solar radio
physics. She also played a major role in the design of the
Australian government's Council for Scientific and
Industrial Research radars, which were in turn of vital
importance in the Southwest Pacific Theatre in World War
II. These radars were used bymilitary personnelfrom
Australia, the United States and New Zealand. From a
sociological perspective, her career offers many examples
of the perils of being a female academic in the first half
of the 20th century. Written in an engaging style and
complemented by many historical photographs, this book
offers fascinating insights into the beginnings of radio
astronomy and the role of a pioneering woman in astronomy.
To set the scene, the first colourfully illustrated
chapter presents an overview of solar astrophysics and the
tools of the radio astronomer. From the reviews of 'Under
the Radar': 'This is a beautifully-researched, copiously-
illustrated and well-written book that tells us much more
than the life of one amazing female radio astronomer. It
also provides a profile on radar developments during WWII
and on Australia's pre-eminent place in solar radio
astronomy in the years following WWII. Under the Radar is
compelling reading, and if you have taken the time to read
right through this review then it certainly belongs on
your bookshelf!' (Wayne Orchiston, Journal of Astronomical
History and Heritage, March, 2010).
588 0 Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink,
viewed July 23, 2013).
600 10 Payne-Scott, Ruby.|0http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/
650 0 Women astronomers|0http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/
650 0 Radio astronomy|0http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/
653 4 Physics.
653 4 Science -- History.
653 4 Astronomy.
653 4 Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology.
653 4 History of Science.
653 4 Popular Science in Astronomy.
655 4 Electronic books.
655 7 Biographies.|2fast|0http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1919896
655 7 History.|2fast|0http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1411628
655 7 Biographies.|2lcgft|0http://id.loc.gov/authorities/
776 08 |iPrint version:|aGoss, W.M.|tMaking Waves : The Story of
Ruby Payne-Scott: Australian Pioneer Radio Astronomer.
|dDordrecht : Springer, 2013|z9783642357510
830 0 Astronomers' universe.|0http://id.loc.gov/authorities/
990 SpringerLink|bSpringer English/International eBooks 2013 -
Full Set|c2018-10-31|yNew collection