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Goldberg, Leo.
Oral history interview with Leo Goldberg, 1983 February 22.
This interview concentrates on Goldberg's involvement in the use of V-2's to obtain solar spectra, while serving as Director of McMath-Hulbert Observatory and Chairman of the Astronomy Department at the University of Michigan (1946-1960). The discussion centers on his contacts with Donald Howard Menzel, Richard Tousey, and Lyman Spitzer, and Naval Research Laboratory and the Office of Naval Research, in an attempt to delineate some of the organizational relationships which arose from the availability of the V-2 rockets. Also discussed is Goldberg's administrative experience with NASA, and his involvement with Kitt Peak National Observatory.
Leo Goldberg (1913-1987), Astronomer. Astronomy Department at the University of Michigan (1946-1960); election to the U.S. National Academy of Sciences (1958); chaired the Astronomy Department and Higgins Professor of Astronomy, Harvard University (1960-1971); Director of the Harvard College Observatory (1966-1971); Chair of NASAs Astronomy Missions Board (1967-1970); Director of Kitt Peak National Observatory (1971-1977): President of the International Astronomical Union; and the first incumbent of the Martin Marietta Chair of Space History at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1977.
Goldberg, Leo.
Menzel, Donald H. (Donald Howard), 1901-1976
Spitzer, Lyman, 1914-1997
Tousey, Richard.
Harvard College Observatory
Kitt Peak National Observatory.
Naval Research Laboratory (U.S.)
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration. -- Administration.
United States. Office of Naval Research.
University of Michigan. Astronomy Dept.
University of Michigan McMath-Hulbert Observatory.
Aeronautics -- Research -- United States.
Astronomical observatories -- Administration.
Astrophysics. -- History.
V-2 rocket.
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DeVorkin, David H., 1944- interviewer.
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA