Air Date: August 31, 2009

Title: Grote Reber: The First Radio Astronomer

Author: Destry Saul

Performers: Destry Saul

Abstract: The first detection of radio waves from space was made by Karl Jansky in 1932, but it was an amateur radio enthusiast in a suburb of Chicago that would continue Jansky's work. His name was Grote Reber, and this is his story.

Bio: Destry Saul is currently a graduate student at Columbia University. He attended UC Berkeley where he earned a B.A. in Astrophysics, Physics, and Theater Performance Studies. His research interests include radio observations of nearby galaxies, masers, and transient astronomy. Outside of astronomy, Destry enjoys cycling, playing the mandolin, and knitting. His website is: http://astro.columbia.edu/~destry

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Aired Podcast: 365 Days of Astronomy