The Rise of Radio Astronomy in the Netherlands: The People and the Politics - Historical & Cultural Astronomy (Hardback)Astrid Elbers (author)
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To tell this story, the book focuses on three key events in the period 1940-1970, namely the construction of the radio telescopes in Kootwijk (1948), in Dwingeloo (1956), and in Westerbork (1970). These projects show that Dutch radio astronomers must not be seen as merely scientists, but also as strategic lobbyists, networkers and organizers in a specific political and economic context. It was in the process of planning, designing and constructing these instruments that the interests of the astronomers, industrial partners, politicians and lobby groups merged to create today's existing research centers for radio astronomy.
Publisher: Springer International Publishing AG
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 5552 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 18 mm
Edition: 1st ed. 2017