Tracking and Telescope facilities

CSIRO Post 1900

Did you know

CSIRO was to persuade the Ford Foundation of America to grant the US$630 000 needed for the unique telescope designed by Paul wild and his colleagues

Contributions

This work has a deeper understanding of the sun and the solar explosions which cause effects on the Earth and throughout the solar system also more knowledge on plasma.

Technology used

A unique radio telescope designed by Paul Wild and his colleagues which records two-dimensional images of the sun in the 'light' of radio waves.

1945-1947

Payne-Scott and colleagues discovered three of the five categories of solar bursts originating in the solar corona and made major contributions to the techniques of radio astronomy.

1955-1957

Discoveries were made about magnetic storms and space weather, and the fastest particles in the Solar System were revealed.