Biographical interview with Wal Sargent.
Parents' background; childhood in Ohio; early interest in astronomy.
Parental background; early interest in science and experience looking through friend's telescope in the fourth grade; feeling of compulsion as a ch
Early life and schooling in Manitoba, Canada.
This interview begins with a discussion of Routly's undergraduate experience at McGill University, before moving on to discuss: his introduction to
General interview examining family origins; early life in Milwaukee; interest in mechanical things; development of interest in astronomy; engineeri
Deals mainly with the organization and responsibilities of the Astronomical Council; funding of major projects and large instruments, allocation of
Childhood and father's influence; high school in Washington, DC.