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


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.


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.


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