Papers of Kenneth I. Kellermann > Jansky 50th Anniversary Celebration Series > Serendipitous Discoveries in Radio Astronomy Unit


The workshop titled Serendipitous Discoveries in Radio Astronomy was held at National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Green Bank WV on 4-6 May 1983. The meeting honored the 50th anniversary of Karl G. Jansky's announcement on 5 May 1933 of the discovery of cosmic radio waves. This unit includes material from 1982-1985: correspondence, notes, and planning documents for the meeting, press clippings, photos, transcripts of some of the talks, and a copy of the published proceedings. Many members of the Jansky family attended the workshop, and the correspondence includes letters from Jansky family members, many with reminiscences about Karl Jansky. Audio cassette tapes (sides 14 and 16 of 36 sides missing) recorded at the meeting are included, along with a digitized version of the tapes transferred to DVD in 2009.

Size: 0.5 linear feet plus 17 audio cassette tapes and one DVD

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Start Date: 1982

Start Date: 1983

Start Date: 1983

Description: Photos by Ken Kellermann
Start Date: 1983

Description: Given to attendees
Start Date: 1933

Description: Proceedings of a workshop held at NRAO on 4-6 May 1983.
Start Date: 1983

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