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Hall, John S. (John Scoville), 1908-1991
Oral history interview with John S. Hall, 1979 February 21.
Interview discuss John S. Hall's early interest in astronomy; comments about family background and early childhood, schooling in Connecticut and college training at University of Amherst and Yale University. Early contacts and interests in photoelectric photometry, his pioneering efforts in red sensitive cell photometry, work at the Radiation Laboratory at MIT during World War II, postwar research at the Naval Observatory and his co-discovery of interstellar polarization. Also prominently mentioned are: Solon Bailey, A. L. Bennett, Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, Thomas Cochran, Robert H. Dicke, Harold Ewen, Fresnell, Green, Jesse Leonard Greenstein, Ejnar Hertzsprung, W. A. Hiltner, Gerald Edward Kron, J. A. Miller, Prescott, Jan Schildt, Frank Schlesinger, Harlow Shapley, Theodore Stoller, Otto Struve, David Todd, Robert Williams Wood; Amherst College Observatory, General Electric Co., Harvard University, Lawrence Radiation Laboratory, Science (journal), Sproul Observatory, United States Navy, and Yerkes Observatory.
Bailey, Solon I. (Solon Irving), b. 1854
Bennett, A. L.
Chandrasekhar, S. (Subrahmanyan), 1910-1995
Cochran, Thomas
Dicke, Robert H. (Robert Henry)
Ewen, Harold Irving, 1922-
Fresnell
Greenstein, Jesse L. (Jesse Leonard), 1909-2002-
Hall, John S. (John Scoville), 1908-1991
Hertzsprung, Ejnar, 1873-1967
Hiltner, William Albert, 1914-1991
Kron, Gerald Edward, 1913-
Miller, John Anthony
Schildt, Jan
Schlesinger, Frank, 1871-1943
Shapley, Harlow, 1885-1972.
Stebbins, Joel, 1878-1966
Stoller, Theodore
Struve, Otto, 1897-1963.
Todd, David P. (David Peck), 1855-1939
Wood, Robert Williams, 1868-1955.
Amherst College.
Amherst College. Observatory.
General Electric Company.
Harvard University.
Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Radiation Laboratory.
Sproul Observatory
United States. Navy
United States Naval Observatory.
Yale University.
Yerkes Observatory.
Science (Journal)
Astronomy.
Astrophysics -- History
Photoelectricity.
Photometry.
Polarization (Light).
World War, 1939-1945 -- Science.
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DeVorkin, David H., 1944- interviewer.
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American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA
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