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Radio Astronomy in Holland Before 1960

Just a Bit More Than HI
  • Richard Strom
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 334)

Abstract

The history of early radio astronomy in the Netherlands is explored, especially that which did not involve neutral hydrogen studies. Although little of this early—mainly solar—work was published in professional journals, there is some information in a popular Dutch astronomy magazine. From this it is clear that the early radio observations of the Sun were driven as much by the needs of radio communication as by solar physics. The important role which A.H. de Voogt, Head of the PTT’s radio service, played in both Dutch and international radio astronomy is described. A brief sketch is given of the history of the two PTT stations where the early observations were made.

Key words

history of radio astronomy solar radio astronomy Holland Kootwijk 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard Strom
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.ASTRONDwingeloo
  2. 2.Astronomical InstituteUniversity of AmsterdamAmsterdamthe Netherlands

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