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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.
Chandrasekhar, S. (Subrahmanyan), 1910-1995
Greenstein, Jesse L. (Jesse Leonard), 1909-2002-
Hall, John S. (John Scoville), 1908-1991
Shapley, Harlow, 1885-1972.
Struve, Otto, 1897-1963.
Wood, Robert Williams, 1868-1955.
Amherst College.
Amherst College. Observatory.
General Electric Company.
Harvard University.
Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Radiation Laboratory.
United States Naval Observatory.
United States. Navy
Yale University.
Yerkes Observatory.
Science (Journal)
Astrophysics -- History
Polarization (Light).
World War, 1939-1945 -- Science.
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Bailey, Solon I. (Solon Irving), b. 1854.
Bennett, A. L.
Cochran, Thomas.
Dicke, Robert H. (Robert Henry)
Ewen, Harold Irving, 1922-
Hertzsprung, Ejnar, 1873-1967.
Hiltner, William Albert, 1914-1991.
Kron, Gerald Edward, 1913-
Miller, John Anthony.
Schildt, Jan.
Schlesinger, Frank, 1871-1943.
Stebbins, Joel, 1878-1966
Stoller, Theodore.
Todd, David P. (David Peck), 1855-1939
Sproul Observatory.
DeVorkin, David H., 1944- interviewer.
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA