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O'Keefe, John Aloysius, 1916-
Oral history interview with John A. O'Keefe, 1993 February 2.
In this interview, John A. O'Keefe discusses his life and career. Topics discussed include: his family; Arthur Schlesinger; mathematics; cosmology; determinism; Catholicism; continental drift; Harvard University; Bart Bok; T. E. Sterne; astronomy; Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin; Henry Norris Russell; composition of stars; Gerard Kuiper; Harlow Shapley; Grote Reber; radio astronomy; Yerkes Observatory; Fred Whipple; R Coronae Borealis variable stars; dark nebulae; Stan Ulam; John Oxley; University of Chicago; Otto Struve; McDonald Observatory; Ralph Williamson; S. Chandrasekhar; Henry Gordon Gale; Martha O'Keefe; Steward Observatory; World War II and the United States Army Map Service; Frank Kameny; geodesy; Weikko Aleksanteri Heiskanen; Floyd Hough; occultation and eclipse research.
American geophysicist and astronomer. Ph.D. astronomy, University of Chicago (1941). Professional experience includes: mathematician, United States Army Map Service (1945-1958); geophysicist, Goddard Space Flight Center (1958-1995).
Bok, Bart J. (Bart Jan), 1906-1983
Chandrasekhar, S. (Subrahmanyan), 1910-1995
Gale, Henry Gordon, 1874-1942.
Heiskanen, Weikko A. (Weikko Aleksanteri), 1895-1971
Kameny, Frank, 1925-
Kuiper, Gerard P. (Gerard Peter), 1905-1973
O'Keefe, John Aloysius, 1916-
Oxley, John.
Payne-Gaposchkin, Cecilia, 1900-1979-
Reber, Grote, 1911-2002.
Russell, Henry Norris, 1877-1957
Schlesinger, Arthur Meier, 1917-
Shapley, Harlow, 1885-1972.
Sterne, Theodore E.
Struve, Otto, 1897-1963.
Ulam, Stanislaw M.
Whipple, Fred L. (Fred Lawrence), 1906-2004
Harvard University.
McDonald Observatory.
Steward Observatory
United States. Army Map Service.
University of Chicago
Yerkes Observatory.
Catholic scientists
Continental drift
Determinism (Philosophy).
Radio astronomy
R Coronae Borealis stars
Stars Structure
World War, 1939-1945.
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Doel, Ronald Edmund, interviewer.
Tatarewicz, Joseph N., interviewer.
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA