Today's Google Doodle isn't as interactive as the Moog we got last week, but it's an important one for Australian science, as it celebrates the 100th birthday of Ruby Payne-Scott, one of the guiding lights of Radio Astronomy. Ruby's sadly no longer with us -- she passed away in 1981 -- but it's a nice recognition of her pioneering work, especially in light of the recent SKA decision that'll share the telescope array between Australia and South Africa. [Google]
Today's Google Doodle Celebrates Aussie Ruby Payne-Scott
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