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22/10/1905 Father of radio astronomy is born

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Scientific Americans - Karl Jansky

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TODAY IN HISTORY - Birthday of Physicist Karl Guthe Jansky - 22 Oct 2011

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BAA Radio Astronomy Group

American physicist and radio engineer Karl Jansky worked in bell laboratories, he discovered the radio waves coming from the Milky Way. Jansky originally wanted to investigate radio waves coming from the atmosphere. He made special antenna mounted on the turntable. His colleagues called it "Jansky's merry-go-round."