HerStory Archive

PAYNE-SCOTT, Ruby Violet

Born: 28/05/1912

Died: 25/05/1981

Special Achievements:

First woman radio astronomer.

Additional Information:

1930's - One of a handful of women to earn a degree in Physics from University of Sydney.


Resources

  • Audio - Ordinary Women, Extraordinary Lives: First in their Field -- Ruby Payne-Scott

    This audio profile of Ruby Payne-Scott was produced in 2015 by 8CCC 102.1FM community radio station and the National Pioneer Women's Hall of Fame. To hear more of the Ordinary Women, Extraordinary Lives: First in their Field series, please go to http://8ccc.com.au/category/ordinary-women-extraordinary-lives/.


  • Image - Ruby Payne-Scott

    This is a copy of Ruby Payne-Scott as a young woman. Sourc: Peter Gavin Hall (Ruby Payne-Scott's son).

    Wikimedia Commons: File:Peter-hall.ruby.payne-scott.jpg


  • References

    Goss, W. M.  (29 July 2013).  Making Waves:  The Story of Ruby Payne-Scott: Australian Pioneer Radio Astronomer.  Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg.


  • References

    Goss, W. M.  (28 May 2010).  Under the Radar:  The First Woman in Radio Astronomy:  Ruby Payne-Scott.  Heidelberg, Germany: Springer.  


  • References

    Australian Institute of Physics, Ruby Payne-Scott Lecture.  www.physics.usyd.edu.au/naip/meetings99/ruby99.html.  Accessed 11 April 1999.


  • References

    Baum, Caroline.  (2010, March).  Red Ruby, Australian hero.  SAM, 10.


  • References

    Ruby Payne Scott.  Good Weekend | The Sydney Morning Herald.  March 6, 1999:p. unknown.


  • References

    Powell, Sian.  Cutting-edge researcher cut off in her prime.  Newspaper unknown.  Date unknown:p. unknown.