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Oort, Jan Hendrik.
Oral history interview with Jan Hendrik Oort, 1977 November 10.
Family background and childhood interest in astronomy. Further stimulations through study with Jacobus C. Kapteyn at University of Groningen, 1917-1921. Early work with Kapteyn and Bertil Lindblad, leading to postdoctoral work at Yale University, 1922-1923. Return to University of Leiden, 1924; discussion of stellar research. Other projects of interest, including radio astronomy and establishment of the European Southern Observatory. Also prominently mentioned are: Wilhelm Heinrich Walter Baade, Ejnar Hertzsprung, Edwin Powell Hubble, Nicholas Mayall, Grote Reber, Frank Schlesinger, Harlow Shapley, Willem de Sitter, Robert Julius Trumpler, Hendrik Christoffell van de Hulst, Jules Verne, Fritz Zernike; Leiden Southern Station, Staatsbedrijf der Posterijen, Telegrafie en Telefonie, and Yale Observatory.
Lifespan 1900-1992.
Baade, Walter, 1893-1960.
Hertzsprung, Ejnar, 1873-1967.
Hubble, Edwin, 1889-1953
Hulst, H. C. van de (Hendrik Christoffel), 1918-
Kapteyn, J. C. (Jacobus Cornelius), 1851-1922.
Lindblad, Bertil
Mayall, N. U. (Nicholas Ulrich), 1906-1993-
Oort, Jan Hendrik.
Reber, Grote, 1911-2002.
Schlesinger, Frank, 1871-1943.
Shapley, Harlow, 1885-1972.
Sitter, Willem de
Trumpler, Robert J. (Robert Julius), b. 1886
Verne, Jules
Zernike, Fritz
European Consortium for Optical Astronomy
European Southern Observatory.
Leiden Southern Station.
Netherlands. Staatsbedrijf der Posterijen, Telegrafie en Telefonie.
Rijksuniversiteit te Groningen
Rijksuniversiteit te Leiden
Yale University.
Yale University. Observatory.
Astronomy.
Galaxies.
Radio astronomy.
Stars.
Oral histories. aat
Interviews. aat
Sound recordings. aat
Transcripts. aat
DeVorkin, David H., 1944- interviwer.
AIP-ICOS
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA
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