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1952: Ruby Payne-Scott’s Last Experience as a Radio Astronomer at the International Union of Radio Science

  • W. M. Goss
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Payne-Scott experienced a postscript to her career as a radio astronomer in August 1952—13 months after her resignation and less than a year after the birth of her son, Peter Hall. She attended the 10th URSI (International Union of Radio Science) General Assembly at the University of Sydney from 11 to 21 August 1952. URSI was one of the first international scientific congresses to be held outside the US and Europe. The first international congress to be held in Australia was the Second Pan-Pacific Science Congress in Melbourne and Sydney, more than 30 years earlier in August of 1920.( 1 )


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  • W. M. Goss
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  1. 1.National Radio Astronomy ObservatorySocorroUSA

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