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The Story of Radio Astronomy (Fordingbridge Astronomers)

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The Story of Radio Astronomy

A talk by James Fradgley FRAS

Tues 19 May, 19:30, Old Beams Inn, Ibsley, BH24 3NN (map)

From how it all started to the sort of things we're looking at today. James's talk covers:

Pre-war history - Jansky and other early pioneers;
Jodrell Bank and the Cambridge group - Lovell, Hey and Ryle's developments;
Interferometry - Techniques used to improve resolving power;
CMB radiation - Its discovery. What is it? Where we are now;
Pulsars and Quasars - Their detection; what they are; blazars; active galactic nuclei;
Radio Galaxies - What sort of galaxy are they? Structure of radio emission;
21 cm hydrogen line - What we learn from the study of neutral hydrogen


More info: http://fordingbridgeastro.org.uk/programme.php

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