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Peter Robertson

Peter Robertson spent most of his career with the CSIRO Publishing group in Melbourne, where he was editor of the national research journal for physics. He has written widely on Australian science, including a book on the history of the Parkes radio telescope, Beyond Southern Skies, published by Cambridge University Press. Now retired, Peter is currently an honorary research fellow in the Astrophysics Group at the University of Melbourne.

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Radio Astronomer
July 2017
Bolton had the unusual distinction of being the inaugural director of two new observatories. In the late 1950s at Caltech he built the first major observatory for radio astronomy in the United States, and then returned to Australia to take charge of the newly completed Parkes telescope in New South Wales - featured in the acclaimed film The Dish .