Ronald David Ekers (born 18 September 1941) FRS FAA is an Australian radio astronomer. His fields of specialty include the study of active galactic nuclei, cosmology, and radio astronomy techniques. Ron Ekers was born in Victor Harbor, South Australia. He showed interest in astronomy at a young age.

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  • Ronald David Ekers (born 18 September 1941) FRS FAA is an Australian radio astronomer. His fields of specialty include the study of active galactic nuclei, cosmology, and radio astronomy techniques. Ron Ekers was born in Victor Harbor, South Australia. He showed interest in astronomy at a young age. Ron Ekers graduated from the University of Adelaide in 1963 and received his PhD in astronomy at the Australian National University (ANU) in 1967. His postdoctoral supervisor at ANU was the astronomer John Gatenby Bolton. After graduating from ANU, his first postdoctoral studies were performed at Caltech, during which time Richard P. Feynman and Fred Hoyle were active. When Ron was in his teenage years, he bought a telescope and recorded the position of stars. He was director of the Very Large Array (VLA) from 1980 until 1987. From 1988 to 2003 he was Foundation Director of CSIRO's Australia Telescope National Facility. He is a past President of the International Astronomical Union (IAU) (2003–2006) and a member of the Advisory Board for the Peter Gruber Foundation Cosmology Prize. (en)
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  • Ronald David Ekers (born 18 September 1941) FRS FAA is an Australian radio astronomer. His fields of specialty include the study of active galactic nuclei, cosmology, and radio astronomy techniques. Ron Ekers was born in Victor Harbor, South Australia. He showed interest in astronomy at a young age. (en)
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