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Goldberg, Leo.
Oral history interview with Leo Goldberg, 1978 May 16 and 17, and 1982.
Early years; undergraduate at Harvard University, 1930-1934, and growth of interest in astronomy; graduate student and postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University, 1934-1941; social and scientific life, atomic physics work; Robert McMath and character of McMath-Hulbert observatory; mechanical engineering work in World War II; chairmanship of University of Michigan Astronomy Department, 1946-1960; optical and radio telescopes and funding; work on solar infrared and element abundances; Chairman and Director at Harvard, 1960-1971; relations with Smithsonian Institution, other politics, fund-raising; work on orbiting solar observatories; relations with National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the Space Science Board, Apollo Telescope Mount, the U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force (Scientific Advisory Board, Project West Ford), and National Science Foundation (NSF); International Astronomical Union (IAU) and Chinese membership; editorial positions. An addendum dictated by Goldberg describes his six years as Director of Kitt Peak Observatory, particularly his relations with the Users Committee. Also prominently mentioned are: Lawrence Hugh Aller, Lloyd Viel Berkner, Victor Blanco, Bart Jan Bok, Wilbur Bolton, Wallace Brode, David Crawford, Leland Cunningham, Heber D. Curtis, Alex Dalgarno, Armin Deutsch, James Fletcher, Jesse Leonard Greenstein, Christian Archibald Herter, W. A. Hiltner, Harry Hulbert, Gerard Peter Kuiper, Francis McMath, Donald Howard Menzel, James E. Miller, Marcel G. Minnaert, George Mueller, Homer Edward Newell, Edward Ney, Randall Robertson, Frank Schlesinger, Harlow Shapley, George H. Shortley, Otto Struve, James Webb, Richard Wheeler, Fred Whipple, John Wolbach, S. B. Wolbach; Apollo Telescope Mount, Associated Universities for Research in Astronomy, Associated Universities, Inc., Ball Brothers, Goddard Space Flight Center, Green Bank Observatory, High Energy Astronomy Observatory, Mount Wilson and Palomar Observatories, National Academy of Sciences (U.S.), Naval Research Laboratory (U.S.), Orbiting Solar Observatory, United States Navy, and University of Michigan.
Died 1987.
Aller, Lawrence H. (Lawrence Hugh), 1913-2003
Berkner, Lloyd V. (Lloyd Viel), 1905-
Blanco, V. M.
Bok, Bart J. (Bart Jan), 1906-1983
Bolton, Wilbur
Brode, Wallace R. (Wallace Reed), 1900-1974
Crawford, David Livingstone, 1931-
Cunningham, Leland
Curtis, Heber Doust
Dalgarno, A.
Deutsch, Armin
Fletcher, James
Goldberg, Leo
Greenstein, Jesse L. (Jesse Leonard), 1909-2002-
Herter, Christian Archibald
Hiltner, William Albert, 1914-1991
Hulbert, Harry
Kuiper, Gerard P. (Gerard Peter), 1905-1973
McMath, Francis
McMath, Robert R. (Robert Raynolds), 1891-1962
Menzel, Donald H. (Donald Howard), 1901-1976
Miller, James E.
Minnaert, M. G. J. (Marcel Gilles Jozef), 1893-1970.
Müller, G.
Newell, Homer Edward, 1915-
Ney, Edward
Robertson, Randal M. (Randal McGavock), 1911-
Schlesinger, Frank, 1871-1943.
Shapley, Harlow, 1885-1972.
Shortley, George.
Struve, Otto, 1897-1963.
Webb, James E. (James Edwin), 1906-1992
Wheeler, Richard
Whipple, Fred L. (Fred Lawrence), 1906-2004
Wolbach, John
Wolbach, S. B.
Associated Universities, Inc.
Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy.
Ball Brothers Company, inc.
Goddard Space Flight Center.
Green Bank Observatory
Harvard University.
International Astronomical Union.
Kitt Peak National Observatory.
National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)
National Science Foundation (U.S.)
Naval Research Laboratory (U.S.)
Palomar Observatory.
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory.
Smithsonian Institution.
United States. Air Force
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
United States. Navy
United States. Space Science Board.
University of Michigan.
University of Michigan McMath-Hulbert Observatory.
Aeronautics -- Research -- United States.
Astronomical observatories -- Administration.
Apollo (Telescope Mount).
Astronomy.
Astrophysics
Federal aid to research.
High Energy Astronomy Observatory
Nuclear physics.
Orbiting solar observatories
Physics -- Political aspects.
Physics -- Study and teaching.
Radio astronomy.
Radio telescopes
Spectrum, solar.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Science.
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Weart, Spencer R., 1942- interviewer.
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