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082 04 520.92|223 
100 1  Goss, W. M.|q(William Miller)|0
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. 
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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.|0
650  0 Women astronomers|0
650  0 Radio astronomy|0
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|0 
655  7 History.|2fast|0 
655  7 Biographies.|2lcgft|0
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.|0
990    SpringerLink|bSpringer English/International eBooks 2013 -
       Full Set|c2018-10-31|yNew collection 
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