Astronomical instruments

Interviewed by: 
David DeVorkin and Shaun Hardy
Interview date: 
Friday, 25 October 2013
Location: 
Washington, D.C.

This interview is a biographical profile, an institutional history, and a focused study of examples of W.

Interviewed by: 
David DeVorkin
Interview date: 
Tuesday, 11 July 1978
Location: 
Hale Observatories, Santa Barbara Street, Pasadena, California

Interview examines early life in San Francisco and first contacts with Astronomy in 1920; Public Lectures under auspices of the Astronomical Societ

Interviewed by: 
Paul Wright
Interview date: 
Wednesday, 31 July 1974
Location: 
Jesse Greenstein's home, Pasadena, California

Childhood in New York; high school experience at Horace Mann; Harvard undergraduate at the age of 15. Impressions of ordeal with Harlow Shapley.

Interviewed by: 
David DeVorkin
Interview date: 
Saturday, 4 August 1979
Location: 
Yale University Observatory

Early life in Pennsylvania; German background; training at Radcliffe College and Harvard College Observatory; staff positions at Harvard and Yale U

Interviewed by: 
David DeVorkin
Interview date: 
Friday, 14 April 1978
Location: 
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Extensive interview covering early life and family in New York and Maine; schooling and early interests in astronomy in New York City; observing Ha

Interviewed by: 
David DeVorkin
Interview date: 
Saturday, 30 April 1977
Location: 
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Extensive interview covering early life and family in New York and Maine; schooling and early interests in astronomy in New York City; observing Ha

Interviewed by: 
Spencer Weart
Interview date: 
Monday, 25 July 1977
Location: 
Santa Barbara Street, Pasadena, California

This interview begins with a discussion of Babcock's childhood and youth around Mt. Wilson Observatory, with comments on father (Harold D.

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