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Harry Minnett interviewed by Ragbir Bhathal for the Australian astronomers oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 637746
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Minnett, H. C., 1917-2003, Interviewee
 
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Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 1995 Mar. 29 
3 sound tape reels (180 min.) : analog, 7 1/2 ips., 2 track, stereo ; 10 in., 1/4 in. tape. 
Series

Australian astronomers oral history project.

Summary

Dr Minnett, radiophysicist, speaks of his background and childhood, the nature of God, Sydney High School, undergraduate studies in engineering and science at the University of Sydney, Radio Research Board, CSIRO Radiophysics Laboratory and its work on radars, Dr Joseph Pawsey, microwave astronomy, radio navigation, speed measuring radars, designing the Parkes Radio Telescope and its achievements, work on aerials, invention of the hybrid mode aerial feed, publications, design and construction of the Anglo-Australian Telescope, Interscan system, the Australian Telecommunications Electronics Research Board, membership of industry groups, various tributes for his work, crisis in science funding and the neglect of pure science, SETI Institute research at Parkes, the foreign debt problem, environmental problems, problem maintaining the stability of our multicultural society, ALP and Coalition support for science, forestry crisis, uranium mining and the generally troubled energy generation business, alliance with the United States, current political system and the possibility of a Republic, move towards Asia, the role of economic growth, women in science, abortion, euthanasia, our education system and the quality of students produced.

Notes

Recorded at the Bankstown Campus of the University of Western Sydney, Macarthur on March 29, 1995.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-220901891

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary and uncorrected transcript (typescript, 62 leaves). 
Subjects Minnett, H. C., 1917-2003 -- Interviews.  |  Anglo-Australian Telescope Project -- History.  |  Parkes Radio Telescope -- History.  |  Astronomers -- Australia -- Interviews.  |  Radio telescopes -- Australia.  |  Telescopes -- Design and construction.  |  Radio astronomy.  |  Microwaves.  |  Radar.
Other authors/contributors Bhathal, Ragbir (Ragbir Singh), Interviewer

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