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Childhood in New York City; studying astronomy and literature at Harvard (1925-1929, M.A. 1930); work during the Depression in real estate and at Columbia; graduate-education in the new astrophysics at Harvard (1934-1937), contacts with H. Shapley, C. Payne, H.N. Russell; work at Yerkes from 1937: nebula spectroscopy, stellar composition, stellar atmospheres; contacts with 0. Struve, S. Chandrasekhar, B. Stromgren; optical design work during World War II. Move to Cal Tech, 1947, contacts with W. Baade, I. Bowen, F. Zwicky, N. Schmidt, L.
Topics discussed include: his family and early childhood, education at Yale and Berkeley, Army and geodetic research, Otto Struve, George Herbig, Lick Observatory, Palomar Observatory, Carnegie Observatories, Mt. Wilson Observatory and stellar topics.
A biographical interview; Tananbaum was director of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory's Chandra X-Ray Observatory at the time of interview. Discusses his childhood and education including time at Yale and MIT; initial forays into X-ray astronomy; anecdotes about Riccardo Giacconi and launch of Uhuru Satellite in 1970; discovery of first black hole in Cygnus S-1 and confirmation of binary accretion model as source for x-rays.
Emphasis of interview — on King’s life and career through his graduate study at Harvard. Also, discussions on faculty positions at Illinois and Berkeley, scientific involvements — committee memberships, Velikovsky and Yale Symposium (1977), and recent questions on cosmology Arp’s work, populations, etc. Major sections on his early life in Far Rockaway, N.Y.
Childhood and father's influence; high school in Washington, DC. Enters Washington & Lee University, 1923; becomes assistant at Yerkes Observatory, 1926, while continuing courses; B.S., 1927. Marriage to Helen Barrett. Contacts with Otto Struve, Mario Schoenberg, Dmitri Mihalis. Invention of UBV system; work on A-type stars, MK system, Ph.D. Work during 1930s on effects of metals in spectra; revision of HR Diagram, work on "spottedness" of stellar surface; changes of interest, paper on two-dimensional arrays, 1937. Problems of promotion and tenure at University of Chicago.
Interview centers around early life in Wisconsin; family background in Milton, Wisconsin; physics at Wisconsin and graduate work there; quantum mechanics under J.H. van Vleck and spectroscopy with Julius Ellis Mack and Mendenhall's influence; contact with astronomy and work for Joel Stebbins circa 1930; NRC Fellowship at Mount Wilson and contact with I.S.
In this interview Robert Noyes discusses topics such as: his family background; undergraduate at Haverford College; graduate work at California Institute of Technology (Caltech); Frank Press and geophysics; Fay Ajzenberg Selov; Robert Leighton as his advior in graduate school; Mt.
Van Flandern and Slabinski discuss their work in astronomy, satellite tracking, and involvement in the Moonwatch project of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory.
Discusses his youth and early interest in astronomy; his education; undergraduate years at Harvard; interest in solar work; fellowship at Agassiz Station; his interest in rocket astronomy; Whipple and interest in rocket astronomy; graduate work at University of Michigan; solar space astronomy and V-2s; Leo Goldberg and infrared spectroscopy; Army career and assignment to the Signal Corps Engineering Labs; Coronagraph work; development of the sky photometer and Jack Evans; interest in balloon astronomy; Schwarzschild and Stratoscope; first flight in Minneapolis of Coronascope; improving the