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Topics discussed include: education and career in astronomy.
In this interview, Andrea Dupree discusses topics such as: her family background and childhood; doing her undergraduate studies at Wellesley College; Janet Guernsey; C. P.
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.
In this interview David Latham discusses: his family background and early education; going to Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) for his undergraduate degree; decided to study astronomy as his post graduate degree at Harvard University; Sputnik satellite; finding work at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory; working with Charles A.
Covers professional career at Vassar and Smith Colleges, association with Henry Norris Russell and his family, International Astronomical Union (IAU) meeting in Stockholm 1939, and work during World War II.
Early interest in seismology and astronomy, training in physics; postgraduate year at Harvard Observatory with Harlow Shapley, 1931-1932; on staff of Riverview Observatory, Australia, 1933-1952; director of the Vatican Observatory, 1952-c.1970. Interest in variable stars, seismology, changes in character of international meetings over the years, popular interest in astronomy, role and attitudes of Catholics (e.g. George Lemâitre) in astronomy.
In this interview, Jorge Sahade discusses such topics as: his family background; being a land surveyor in Bueno Aires, Argentina; going to the University of La Plata for mathematics and astronomy; Alexander Wilkens; Bernard Dawson; W. J. Hussey; the beginning of the astrophysics program at La Plata; spectral intensities; going to Yerkes Observatory; Otto Struve; eclipsing binaries; McDonald Observatory; Gerard Kuiper; visiting Mt.