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Astro Seminar: The Queen's University Radio Observatory

The Queen's University Radio Observatory
(videotaped lecture by Dr. Phil Kronberg)

Wednesday  February 8th, 2017
11:30 AM Stirling AUD (Theatre D)

Abstract:               

Between approximately 1955 and 1970, Queen's built and operated a radio observatory that was situated in Westbrook, now essentially a suburb to the north-west of Kingston.  A variety of experiments took place at this observatory and many student theses resulted from the very active Queen's radio astronomy group at the time.  Yet, in spite of the importance of this facility to the development of radio astronomy in Canada, few people have even heard of it, including those in the Physics Dept. at Queen's.

Recently, a meeting, "A Workshop on the History of Canadian Radio Astronomy", was held in Penticton, B. C. in which many pioneers of Canadian radio astronomy gathered.  We have picked one of the videotaped talks for a screening for the Queen's community.  All are welcome.  Coffee and donuts provided.