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This interview traces Brunk's career in engineering with the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA), Lewis Research Center (formerly Lewis Flight Propulsion Laboratory), NASA and NASA Headquarters. The discussion begins with an overview of his family background and his education at Case Institute of Technology, followed by his work in supersonic aerodynamics for NACA. The interview primarily examines Brunk's role in and perceptions of the development of planetary ground-based astronomy during his tenure at NASA Headquarters, as Program Chief of Planetary Astronomy. Topics dis
In this interview, Bambang Hidayat discusses his life and career and the development of Indonesian astronomy. Topics discussed include: his childhood in Java during Dutch colonialism, Japanese occupation, and the Indonesian war for independence; University of Indonesia; Gale Bruno van Albada; Pik-Sin Thé; Richard Hanau; Bosscha Observatory; U.S. Agency for International Development; double stars; UBV photometric system; Victor Blanco; Case Institute of Technology; Jason J. Nassau; Schmidt telescope; Adriaan Blaauw; Jan Oort; International Astronomical Union; K. A.