Recollections of family background and early schooling in Holland; interest in science and influence of C.
Early life in New York and California, and decision to do undergraduate work in astronomy at University of California at Berkeley.
This interview is a focused exploratory interview covering William Van Altena's brief career history as a student at the University of California,
Topics discussed include: his family and early childhood, education at Yale and Berkeley, Army and geodetic research, Otto Struve, George Herbig, L
Discussion of astronomers of greatest significance in recent history.
Growing up on Mount Hamilton in l950s; interests in father’s and mother’s work; schooling on mountain; learning astronomy at home; Webb School; col
General interview examining family origins; early life in Milwaukee; interest in mechanical things; development of interest in astronomy; engineeri
Biographical interview with Robert Kraft. Covers childhood and interest in math; family background and marriage.
Childhood and father's influence; high school in Washington, DC.