Displaying 1 - 4 of total 4 results:
Childhood; early interest in science (astronomy). Member of Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 1928. Special student at University of California at Berkeley, 1931, with Donald H. Menzel’s help. Regular student from 1932; comments on teachers and fellow students at Berkeley Student Observatory. Summer assistantship at Lick Observatory (Nicholas Mayall, Arthur B. Wyse), life at Lick Observatory.
In this interview William Livingston discusses topics such as: his time and work in astronomy at the Kitt Peak National Observatory and National Solar Observatory; working for Keith Pierce at Mount Wilson Observatory doing infrared work; doing his graduate work at the University of California, Berkeley; meeting Otto Struve; working with Gerald Kron at Lick Observatory; solar telescopes; Leo Goldberg; vacuum solar telescopes; collaborating with Dick White at the High Altitude Observatory; discovering water on the sun; the evolution and uses of Kitt Peak.
General interview examining family origins; early life in Milwaukee; interest in mechanical things; development of interest in astronomy; engineering at University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee campus; interest in photoelectric photometry; graduate study at Madison and work with C. Huffer and I. Stebbins; Stebbins and A.E. Whitford’s work; graduate study at Lick Observatory and Berkeley; photoelectric instrumentation; Lick in the pre-war years; World War II at MIT and Caltech; return to Lick and use of lP2l photomultipliers; W.
Interview examines early life in San Francisco and first contacts with Astronomy in 1920; Public Lectures under auspices of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific; college years at Berkeley, 1926-1930; interests in physics and astronomy; contact with D.