History

From Faraday to SKA.
In our earliest episodes we trace the development of radio astronomy and the  impact of Faraday’s experiments, Maxwell’s Equations, Marconi, and the invention of radar on the science of radio astronomy. We see echoes of this early history in later episodes when we hear about whole buildings encased in Faraday cages in remote Australia to prevent stray EM radiation impacting on the SKA pre-cursor, the Murchison Wide-field Array of ‘spider’ dipole antennae.