#Astronomy and Space
CSIRO Medals 1990 – Research Achievement – Dr Geoff Poulton & Dr Trevor Bird
Geoff Poulton and Trevor Bird (CSIRO Radiophysics). For developing the Western Australian spot beam antenna system for the AUSSAT-B (now […]
Space Down Under (1989)
According to Dr Ken McCracken, much of the technology we have in our homes and offices has been driven by developments in space science. He believes Australia can and should be competing with the big "space players" overseas by using our ingenuity and innovation in specialised areas.
CSIRO Medals 1988 – Dr Ken McCracken
Kenneth McCracken (CSIRO Office of Space Science and Applications). For leadership in space activities in Australia and for achievement in […]
CSIRO Medals 1988 – John Brooks
John Brooks (CSIRO Radiophysics). For leadership of the Australia Telescope team.
Australia in Space (1987)
In the nineteen sixties, Australia became one of the first countries to design, build and launch a satellite, and was a major partner in British and European space programs. Twenty years later, Australia has once again developed the technological capacity to be 'space qualified'.
The Sun – our nearest star (1981)
The Sun is typical of millions of stars in our galaxy, but it is the only one close enough to been seen in any detail.
A Tour of the Parkes Radio Telescope (1979)
Dr Jon Ables, an astronomer with the CSIRO Division of Radiophysics, takes us on a tour of the 64 metre radio telescope near Parkes, New South Wales.
A New Look at the Sun (1970)
The Culgoora radioheliograph records second-by-second pictures of the Sun's radio-emission at a wavelength of 3.75 meters. Located in northern New South Wales, the giant circular array of 96 aerials provides Australian radio-astronomers with a unique method of studying the violent but short-lived explosions which occur on the Sun's surface.