Grote Reber

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Birthday
22, 1911
Birthplace
Illinois
Death Date
Dec 20, 2002 (90)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
22, 1911
Birthplace
Illinois
Death Date
Dec 20, 2002 (90)

About

American pioneer of radio astronomy whose 1937 radio antenna was the second ever to be used for astronomical purposes. His work caused an explosion of radio astronomy i the post-World War II era.

Before Fame

He was born and raised in Wheaton, Illinois, and graduated from Armour Institute of Technology in 1933 with a degree in electrical engineering.

Trivia

He built his own radio telescope in his back yard in Wheaton, Illinois.

Family Life

His father Schuuyler Reber owned a canning factory.

Associated With

Like Nikola Tesla before him he received the Elliott Cresson Medal for physics.