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Piha and “the Norfolk Island effect”

During WW2, Radar operators at the RNZAF Mt Bates Station on Norfolk Island noticed strange bursts of “radio noise” at sunset and sunrise. Les Hepburn, in charge of the station,  [ Read More ]

Pod cast of Miller Goss talking about the Cosmic Noise Expedition

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Cosmic Noise Expedition

Local muso Age Pryor, is an esteemed member of The Wellington International Ukelele Orchestra, The Woolshed Series, Fly My Pretties and the Cosmic Noise Expedition, the latter an experimental group  [ Read More ]

More about radio stars

Have recently come across two detailed papers by New Zealander (based in Australia) Wayne Orchiston about people involved in the work on radio stars in New Zealand. Ruth Alexander In 1945  [ Read More ]

New discoveries made at old Radar Station

Dr Miller Goss’s latest visit on the trail of radio astronomers Bolton and Stanley led to another site visit to try and trace the remains of some of the Radar  [ Read More ]

Commemorative plaque of radio stars unveiled

On 28 January a group gathered at the end of Log Race Road, Piha, to unveil a plaque to a unique event that occured in 1948. In that year two radio  [ Read More ]

On the trail of “cosmic noise” at Piha

On Tuesday 17 November 2009 a small disparate group of people gathered on the regional parkland at the end of Log Race Race, Piha, on a strange expedition.  The leader of  [ Read More ]