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Childhood in New York; high school experience at Horace Mann; Harvard undergraduate at the age of 15. Impressions of ordeal with Harlow Shapley. Depression years in the family business, return to a very changed Harvard in 1934. Thesis work on Interstellar Absorption (Bart Bok), Ph.D. 1937. Postdoc at Yerkes Observatory (Otto Struve) working on Upsilon Sagittarius. Develops the 140-degree camera (the Greenstein-Louis G.
In this interview Joseph Taylor discusses topics such as: his family background and childhood; Haverford College; Fay Ajzenberg-Selove; Tom Benham; going on to do a degree in radio astronomy from Harvard University; working in the summer at the Harvard College Observatory on optical astronomy; quasars; pulsars; Leo Goldberg; Donald Menzel and Bill Lilller; Ed Lilley and Alan Maxwell; radio interferometry; lunar occultation; University of Massachusetts; Bill Irvine; Dick Huguenin; National Science Foundation; National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA); Dick Manchester; National Rad