|Born||December 22, 1911
Wheaton, Illinois, United States
|Died||December 20, 2002 (aged 90)
|Alma mater||Illinois Institute of Technology|
|Known for||Pioneering work in radio astronomy|
|Notable awards||Elliott Cresson Medal (1963)|
Grote Reber (December 22, 1911 – December 20, 2002) was a pioneer of radio astronomy, which combined his interests in amateur radio and amateur astronomy. He was instrumental in investigating and extending Karl Jansky‘s pioneering work, and conducted the first sky survey in the radio frequencies.