Inter-Commission B4-C3 WG Historical Radio Astronomy (Inter-Union IAU-URSI)


Mission/Goals (permanent):

a) Assemble and maintain a master list of surviving historically-significant radio telescopes and associated instrumentation found worldwide

b) Coordinate and document the technical specifications and scientific achievements of these instruments

c) Maintain an on-going bibliography of publications on the history of radio astronomy

d) Monitor other developments relating to the history of radio astronomy (including the deaths of pioneering radio astronomers)


Goals (short term):

a) Complete biographical memoirs of recently deceased radio astronomers to post on the web site here

b) Support the publication of papers on the history of radio astronomy currently in preparation by WG members

c) Document the history of the development of large radio astronomy facilities



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Working Group Members (40)


Commission B4 Radio Astronomy
Commission C3 History of Astronomy

Richard T. Schilizzi

The University of Manchester
School of Physics and Astronomy
Manchester M13 9PL
United Kingdom

Phone: +44 161 306 9400
Email: richardschilizzimanchesteracuk
Organization website:

NCA adherence: United Kingdom

Last updated:
November 14, 2018

Leonid I. Gurvits

Joint Institute for VLBI ERIC and Delft University of Technology
Oude Hoogeveensedijk 4
7991 PD Dwingeloo

Phone: +31 521596514
Email: lgurvitsjiveeu
Organization website:

NCA adherence: Netherlands

Last updated:
November 14, 2018

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