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Transcription of dictation using notes made at a short interview, not tape-recorded, during an IAU meeting. Novikov's early interest in astronomy, and training with Livshitz and Zeldovitch. Functioning of Zeldovitch's group and their outside contacts. Views on evolution of our ideas in cosmology, on current cosmological questions, and on the nature of cosmology.
Elske van Panhuys Smith discusses topics including: her childhood in Monaco, Austria, Holland, Venezuela, Costa Rica, and the United States of America; undergraduate education at Radcliffe with Harlow Shapley; marriage to Henry Smith; graduate school in astronomy at Harvard University with Bart Bok; job interviews with Leo Goldberg, Jesse Greenstein, Carnegie Department of Terrestrial Magnetism (DTM), Jack Evans; job offer at Sacramento Peak; reception from graduate professors concerning solar astronomy; family life and children in Alamogordo; High Altitude Observatory; fellowship at the Jo
Notes on Shklovskii's origins, education in Moscow, World War II experience, approach to astronomy and teaching, and changes in his lifetime.
This interview is a biographical profile, an institutional history, and a focused study of examples of W. Kent Ford's electronic image amplifiers and detectors. The interview took place in the library of the Department of Terrestrial Magnetism that exhibits some of these instruments.
Ford also brough several as illustrations during the interview. Portions of the interview were video recorded and are so indicated in the transcript.
Career in astronomy beginning with early work in the radio astronomy group at University of Cambridge in 1951. Scheuer's work in cosmology and radio source counts; the 2C survey controversy and the P(D) paper. Scheuer's work outside Cambridge. Change from experimental to theoretical work; the theoretical group at Cambridge and new discoveries; astronomers outside of Cambridge; comparison of astronomy at Cambridge and Jodrell Bank.
Van Flandern and Slabinski discuss their work in astronomy, satellite tracking, and involvement in the Moonwatch project of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory.