|27th of April 2015|
|Potts Hill radio telescope|
|The Sydney Morning Herald's headline on
the 14th of
January 1953 read: |
"Workmen installing a 36-foot diameter radio telescope at the Potts Hill station of the C.S.I.R.O. yesterday. It is the largest in the southern hemisphere, and the second largest steerable radio telescope in the world. It was built at the station, and will be used to observe the behaviour of hydrogen gas clouds between the stars."
Harry Wendt, Wayne Orchiston and Bruce Slee highlight the Contribution of the Division of Radiophysics Potts Hill Field Station to International Radio Astronomy, including the discovery of Sgr A at the center of our Galaxy and the first use of earth-rotational synthesis. - The cottage at Potts Hill station, next to a Sydney Water reservoir, is currently being restored (ABC TV News, 26 Apr 2015).