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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.
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.
Discussion of astronomers of greatest significance in recent history. Personal recollections of his father's (John Plaskett) associates: Karl Schwarzschild, Edward A. Milne, Arthur S. Eddington, Ejnar Hertzsprung, Joseph N. Lockyer, Alfred Fowler, Meghnad N. Saha, Henry N. Russell, Frank Schlesinger, Jan H. Oort, Edwin Hubble, Albrecht Unsöld, Bengt Strömgren, Harlow Shapley, Walter Baade, George E. Hale, William H. Wright, Vesto M. Slipher. Also prominently mentioned are: Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac, Theodore Dunham, Jr., Jacobus C.