[Bracewell touching up signature pier on spectroheliograph dish]
Bracewell touching up signature pier on spectroheliograph dish. (FBOA image)


[Bracewell's 5-element interferometer]
5-element interferometer. (FBOA image)


[Bracewell with 32-dish microwave spectroheliograph]
Bracewell with 32-dish microwave spectroheliograph. (FBOA image)


[Bracewell at Cambridge in 1949]
Bracewell at blackboard, Cambridge, 1949. (Cable & Wireless staff magazine image)


[Bracewell with cork oak, September 1977]
Bracewell with cork oak, September 1977. (NRAO/AUI image)


[Bracewell, 21 November 2004]
Bracewell writing, 21 Nov. 2004. (FBOA image)


[Diagram drawm by Bracewell]
Diagram drawn on placemet by Bracewell, 21 Nov.2004. (FBOA image)


[Bracewell, October 22, 1974]
Bracewell at Heliopolis, October 22, 1974. (Jose Mercado / Stanford News Service image)


[Bracewell at 5-element site, November 2004]
Bracewell at 5-element site, 21 Nov. 2004. (FBOA image)


[60 foot dish during construction]
60 foot dish during construction. (FBOA image)


[Bracewell, Swarup, and Pawsey, 1958]
Bracewell and Govind Swarup watch Joe Pawsey carve his name on telescope pier, 1958. (NRAO/AUI image)


[Bracewell with telescope pier, November 2004]
Bracewell with telescope pier, 21 November 2004. (FBOA image)


[Bracewell jumping on telescope backup petal]
Bracewell jumping on 60 foot backup petal during construction. (FBOA image)


[Bracewell in classroom, February 1961]
Bracewell, February 1961. (Jose Mercado / Stanford News Service image)


[Bracewell at 10 foot dish base]
Bracewell at 10 foot dish base. (FBOA image)


[Lash and Bracewell at 60 foot demolition]
Robert Lash and Bracewell at 60 foot demolition, 11 Mar. 2006. (FBOA image)


[Bracewell in the 1970s]
Bracewell in the 1970s. (NRAO/AUI image)


[Sundial designed by Bracewell]
Sundial on Terman Building, Stanford University, designed by Bracewell. (FBOA image)


[60 foot dish at night]
60 foot dish at night. (FBOA image)


[Bracewell with rare eucalyptus]
Bracewell with rare eucalyptus albida, April 2006. (FBOA image)


[Bracewell circa 1955]
Bracewell, circa 1955. (Stanford University image)


[Bracewell ecamining clamp inflation process, November 980]
Bracewell examining clamp inflation process, November 1980. (NRAO/AUI image)


[Spectroheliograph and 60 foot dishes during 60 foot construction]
Spectroheliograph and 60 foot dishes during 60 foot construction. (FBOA image)


[Bracewell in 1960s]
Bracewell in the 1960s. (NRAO/AUI image)


NATIONAL RADIO ASTRONOMY OBSERVATORY ARCHIVES

Papers of Ronald N. Bracewell: Item listing

General Subject Files


TitleAAS solar physics
Start Date1969
End Date1970
NotesDivision bylaws; minutes of Solar Physics Division session, November 1970
 [Range 7B]

TitleAIPS Cookbook
Start Date1983
 [Range 7B]

TitleArrow - vector field presentation
NotesUndated notes, calculations, programs
 [Range 7B]

TitleAstrology
Start Date1938
End Date1984
NotesNewspaper clippings, brochures, miscellany
 [Range 7B]

TitleE.K. Bigg (Mercury)
Start Date1967
End Date1982
NotesMercury and sunspots
 [Range 7B]

TitleBowen - tides, rains, etc
Start Date1981
End Date1982
NotesLong-range predictions on weather in Western Australia
 [Range 7B]

TitleBrown and Twiss interferometer
Start Date1954
End Date1962
NotesBrown and Twiss interferometer in New South Wales. Folder also includes copies of articles on correlation between photos in coherent beams of light
 [Range 7B]

TitleC-Magnet
Start Date1983
NotesNotes, diagrams, 22 August 1983 paper by Bracewell titled, "Resistive C-Magnet"
 [Range 7B]

TitleChina
Start Date1976
NotesChinese radio astronomers and solar physicists visit Stanford
 [Range 7B]

TitleCommittee on Cosmic-Terrestrial Relationships
Start Date1957
End Date1963
 [Range 7B]

TitleConference on Graduate Education in Astronomy
Start Date1962
 [Range 7B]

TitleE.K. Conklin - 3K cosmic background
Start Date1966
End Date1969
Notes3 folders. Reprints, preprints, correspondence, notes, calculations, etc. related to discovery of the 3K cosmic background, as well as manuscripts of papers co-authored by Conklin and Bracewell
 [Range 7B]

TitleCOSPAR, Seattle
Start Date1971
 [Range 7B]

TitleCudaback, David D.
Start Date1962
NotesThesis
 [Range 7B]

TitleCryptography
Start Date1976
End Date1977
 [Range 7B]

TitleDicke Committee
Start Date1967
End Date1969
NotesReports of the Ad Hoc Advisory Panel for Large Radio Astronomy Facilities
 [Range 7B]

TitleDispersion
NotesIncludes typescript of RPP-236, Analogues of an Ionized Medium with Applications to the Ionosphere, published in Wireless Engineer, v. 31, p. 320, 1954
 [Range 7B]

TitleDoodles
NotesUndated pen and ink doodles by Bracewell
 [Range 7B]

TitleDragon
Start Date1993
NotesNotes, program to creat fractal
 [Range 7B]

TitleEffectively independent counts and radiometry
NotesUndated handwritten Bracewell manuscript
 [Range 7B]

TitleEquatorial Communication Services
Start Date1980
End Date1984
Notes1 folder, mainly correspondence
 [Range 7B]

TitleFibonacci
Start Date1980
End Date1984
NotesIncludes Bracewell calculations, and two reports on the Maybeck High School Fibonicci Society (Berkeley CA) and their K-band radio telescope project at Hat Creek Observatory
 [Range 7B]

TitleFluxit
NotesUndated typescript, "The fluxit, a practical unit for radio astronomy"
 [Range 7B]

TitleFrequency allocation
Start Date1966
End Date1979
NotesIncludes general materials on radio frequency allocation; materials on aborted NASA satellite experiment at 406.8 MHz which would have effectively shut down the Mills Cross and other radio telescopes for several years; typescript of a letter from Swenson and Bracewell published as "Radio astronomy: conflict of frequencies," Science, 155, 518, 1967.
 [Range 7B]

TitleFrequency analysis and computing problems
Start Date1981
NotesNotes, calculations, programs. Includes correspondence with Taffy Bowen
 [Range 7B]

TitleFresnel diffraction
NotesUndated
 [Range 7B]

TitleGeothermal
Start Date1963
End Date1978
NotesMaterial on effect on fish life of boron in water
 [Range 7B]

TitleGillmor, C. Stewart
Start Date1980
End Date1981
NotesCommentary on Gillmor's ms on Altar & Appleton and magneto-ionic theory
 [Range 7B]

TitleHartley, biography
Start Date1942
End Date1970
 [Range 7B]

TitleHindsight
Start Date1966
End Date1967
NotesDepartment of Defense project studying recent science and technology utilized by DOD in weapon systems
 [Range 7B]

TitleGoldstein, Samuel J. Jr.
Start Date1955
End Date1957
NotesGoldstein's PhD dissertation work
 [Range 7B]

TitleHandbook of astronomy
Start Date1960
End Date1977
 [Range 7B]

TitleIAU, General
Start Date1959
End Date1964
NotesCorrespondence, memos
 [Range 7B]

TitleIAU, General Assembly & Symposia
Start Date1973
NotesCorrespondence, memos, programs
 [Range 7B]

TitleIQSY
Start Date1964
NotesBooklet
 [Range 7B]

TitleIQSY 1964-1965 Program Report
Start Date6/1967
NotesNational Academy of Sciences volume
 [Range 7B]

TitleInter-Union Commission on the Ionosphere (Ratcliffe Committee)
Start Date1963
End Date1966
NotesCorrespondence, memos
 [Range 7B]

TitleJaeger and Westfold
Start Date1954
End Date1955
NotesNotes and correspondence on interpretations of Jaeger and Westfold 1949 paper,"Transients in an ionized medium with applications to bursts of solar noise."
 [Range 7B]

TitleKomaroff, N.
Start Date1956
NotesNotes and handwritten drafts for Komaroff: The motion of the sun as seen from Stanford with special reference to the fringes of the microwave spectroheliograph
 [Range 7B]

TitleLang, Kenneth R.
Start Date1966
End Date1968
NotesLang's PhD dissertation work
 [Range 7B]

TitleLighting computations
Start Date1988
End Date1992
NotesNotes, correspondence, calculations on wall lighting and illumination of framed pictures
 [Range 7B]

TitleLo, Y.T.
Start Date1962
NotesCorrespondence with Lo and with Journal of Applied Physics editor on proposed paper, "Radio telescopes as low pass filters"
 [Range 7B]

TitleLunan, Duncan
Start Date1973
End Date1978
Notes2 folders. Correspondence, journal cuts, reprints, on echo signals and other topics. See related materials filed under Galaxy, Life in.
 [Range 7B]

TitleMicrowave ovens
Start Date1975
End Date1985
NotesNewspaper and magazine clippings
 [Range 7B]

TitleNational Academy of Sciences Proceedings
Start Date1962
End Date1964
NotesIncludes editorial correspondence and typescripts of Bracewell's papers, "Structure of the Central Component of Centaurus A" and "Proposal Leading to Future Large Radio Telescopes," both published in NAS Proceedings
 [Range 7B]

TitleNational Academy of Sciences
Start Date1962
End Date1963
NotesMemos on exchange of scientists between the USA and USSR, letter from Bernard F. Burke on radio frequency allocation
 [Range 7B]

TitleNational Aeronautics and Space Administration - NASA
Start Date1962
End Date1963
NotesCorrespondence on fellowships and grants. Included in file are reprints on solar flares
 [Range 7B]

TitleNational Energy Research, Development and Demonstration Council
Start Date1978
NotesGrant proposals and related correspondence. Bracewell: Thermophotovoltaic Research. Green and Davies: Development of low cost MIS silicon solar cells
 [Range 7B]

TitleNational Radio Astronomy Observatory: Plan for a radio astronomy observatory
Start Date8/1956
 [Range 7B]

TitleNews releases
Start Date1956
End Date1969
NotesNews releases from Stanford University News and Publications Service on radio telescopes, script for 1959 Science in Action TV interview of Bracewell
 [Range 7B]

TitleOccultations - correspondence
Start Date1963
End Date1964
NotesLunar occultation
 [Range 7B]

TitleOccultations - reprints
Start Date1962
End Date1967
NotesLunar occultation
 [Range 7B]

TitleOffice of Naval Research Committee on Astronomy
Start Date1959
End Date1961
NotesBracewell's correspondence file from his tenure on the National Research Council Committee on Astronomy Advisory to ONR
 [Range 7B]

TitleOffice of Naval Research, Naval Research Laboratory, Research Advisory Committee on Astronomy for the Naval Radio Research Station
Start Date1959
End Date1961
NotesBracewell's correspondence file from his tenure on the Advisory Committee on Astronomy for the Naval Radio Research Station at Sugar Grove, WV
 [Range 7B]

TitleOort Cloud
Start Date1988
NotesNotes, diagrams, programs
 [Range 7B]

TitlePawsey / CSIRO
Start Date1959
End Date1963
NotesJoseph L. Pawsey obituaries and reprints
 [Range 7B]

TitlePlanispheres
Start Date1945
End Date1955
NotesMilky Way calculator, Nov. 1945. Cosmic noise calculator, 18 July 1955. Both drawn and constructed by Bracewell
 [Range 7B]

TitlePolarization
Start Date1958
End Date1963
NotesReprints
 [Range 7B]

TitleProbability distributions
Start Date5/1956
NotesTypescript of Hugh B. Haskell: The acceptability of samples drawn from nearly normal distributions
 [Range 7B]

TitleProjections
NotesUndated notes and diagrams
 [Range 7B]

TitlePseudoscience
Start Date1963
End Date1989
Notes2 folders. Reports, reprints, clippings
 [Range 7B]

TitleRadio Astronomy Institute meetings
Start Date1961
NotesBracewell's handwritten notes on meetings in April and September 1961
 [Range 8A]

TitleRadio astronomy observatory lists
Start Date1962
End Date1970
NotesLists issued by Committee on Radio Frequency Allocations for Scientific Research
 [Range 8A]

TitleRandom numbers
Start Date1952
End Date1956
Notes5 folders. Notes, calculations, random number lists, notes on Gaussian smoothing
 [Range 8A]

TitleRedundancy
Start Date1980
NotesPreprint by Masato Ishiguro
 [Range 8A]

TitleResearch Corporation
Start Date1956
End Date1959
NotesCorrespondence related to Bracewell's receipt of a Research Corporation grant in 1956
 [Range 8A]

TitleRestoration of blurred digital characters
Start Date1982
NotesNotes, calculations, Glint 708
 [Range 8A]

TitleRiddle, A.C.
Start Date1968
NotesCorrespondence and draft manuscripts
 [Range 8A]

TitleSCA machine
Start Date1955
NotesCalculations and diagrams. Date from single dated sheet; most sheets undated
 [Range 8A]

TitleScatter and broadbanding
Start Date1945
NotesNotes, calculations, charts
 [Range 8A]

TitleShock waves
Start Date1953
NotesNotes and calculations
 [Range 8A]

TitleSmith chart
Start Date1979
 [Range 8A]

TitleSolar furnace
Start Date1979
End Date1980
 [Range 8A]

TitleSpecial paper
Start Date1944
End Date1955
NotesMultiple copies of specially drawn chart forms, e.g. Smith chart, cosmic noise calculator. Duplicates discarded
 [Range 8A]

TitleStrip reconstruction
Start Date1966
End Date1964
NotesIncludes notes and drafts related to Bracewell and Riddle: Inversion of fan beam scans in radio astronomy
 [Range 8A]

TitleSundials
Start Date1997
End Date2003
 [Range 8A]

TitleSydney University
Start Date1959
End Date1962
NotesReports, publications list, meeting minutes, reprints
 [Range 8A]

TitleTalks
Start Date1954
End Date1978
Notes3 folders. Notes, transcripts, programs, correspondence
 [Range 8A]

TitleTomography
Start Date1970
End Date1992
Notes4 folders. Notes, reprints, correspondence, draft of 1977 JCAT paper
 [Range 8A]

TitleTree height
Start Date1977
End Date1982
NotesNotes on calculating tree heights by length of shadow
 [Range 8A]

TitleUFOs
Start Date1973
End Date1985
NotesNewspaper clippings, correspondence, reports, meting notes
 [Range 8A]

TitleUFOs - Sturrock report
Start Date1977
NotesPeter A. Sturrock: Report on a survey of the membership of the American Astronomical Society concerning the UFO problem
 [Range 8A]

TitleUnpublished manuscripts: Fluctuations imposed by the ionosphere on the field of a 16 kc/s radio transmitter
NotesUndated
 [Range 8A]

TitleUnpublished manuscripts: On the possibility of the existence of certain special types of aerial array
Start Date12/23/1953
 [Range 8A]

TitleUnpublished manuscripts: Notes on Smerd and Wild RPP 320
Start Date1957
NotesEstimated date. RPP 320: S.F. Smerd and J.P. Wild. The effects of incomplete resolution on surface distributions derived from strip-scanning observations, with particular reference to an application in radio astronomy. Phil. Mag. Ser. 8, 2, 119, 1957
 [Range 8A]

TitleUnpublished manuscripts: Showing how the strip integral equation reduces to the Abel integral for circular symmetry
Start Date3/16/1954
 [Range 8A]

TitleUnpublished manuscripts: Wiener Ch. II, Linear predictor for single time series
NotesUndated
 [Range 8A]

TitleUnpublished manuscripts: Physical explanation of the triangular dependance of the visibility of harmonic temperature variations across the sky on spatial frequency
Start Date12/17/1953
NotesWith memo to Pawsey dated 1/27/1954 and additional notes dated 11/25/1953 and 12/21/1953
 [Range 8A]

TitleUnpublished manuscripts: Null functions in physics
Start Date1957
NotesDate estimated from accompanying correspondence
 [Range 8A]

TitleUnpublished manuscripts: RPP 262, R.N. Bracewell and J.A. Roberts. Aerial smoothing in radio astronomy. Aust. J. Phys., 7, 615, 1954
Start Date1954
NotesAlthough it was later published, Bracewell filed the draft of this paper, along with written comments on it by Pawsey and Mills, in the subject folder labeled unpublished manuscripts
 [Range 8A]

TitleUnpublished manuscripts: Dr. Manning
NotesUndated notes.
 [Range 8A]

TitleUnpublished manuscripts: Minimizing aerial side lobes
Start Date1/25/1954
NotesNotes with comments by Pawsey
 [Range 8A]

AuthorRonald N. Bracewell
TitleUnpublished manuscripts: Modes of energy propagation in an infinite homogeneous plasma
Start Date1962
 [Range 8A]

TitleUnpublished manuscripts: On a network theorem enunciated by Storch
Start Date1945
End Date1953
NotesGroups of notes, some undated and without titles, tied together as a single packet
 [Range 8A]

TitleUnpublished manuscripts: Properties of plasmas
NotesUndated
 [Range 8A]

TitleUnpublished manuscripts: Arcane cosmos
NotesUndated; title from annotation on back of manuscript
 [Range 8A]

TitleUnpublished manuscripts: Atmospheric refraction of microwaves
Start Date1959
 [Range 8A]

TitleUnpublished manuscripts: Miscellaneous undated notes
 [Range 8A]

TitleEmil Wolf correspondence
Start Date1957
End Date1958
 [Range 8A]

TitleX-ray interferometry
NotesUndated; uses Hartley transform, so not earlier than 1984
 [Range 8A]

TitleZoom array
Start Date1982
 [Range 8A]

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