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Disney, Michael.
Oral history interview with Michael Disney, 19 February 1976.
An account of the discovery of the Crab Nebula Pulsar by Michael Disney and John Cocke. Meeting Cocke at University of Arizona; international pulsar debate leads to their hunt for the Crab Nebula. Their first observation on an old 36-inch Newtonian telescope at Kitt Peak; trying to find the Southern Proceeding Star; Bob McAllister, Don Taylor and his Multiscalar. Announcement of, and reactions to, the discovery. Comments on events that led to Disney's choice of astronomy; comments on science (equated it with big game hunting) and scientists.
Disney, Michael.
Kitt Peak National Observatory.
University of Arizona.
Astrophysics
Pulsars.
Telescopes.
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Crab Nebula
Cocke, John.
McAllister, Bob.
Taylor, Don.
Disney, Mrs. Michael, 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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