Astronomy

Interviewed by: 
Patrick McCray
Interview dates: 
February 13 and 14, 2003

Topics discussed include: his family and early childhood, education at Yale and Berkeley, Army and geodetic research, Otto Struve, George Herbig, L

Interviewed by: 
David DeVorkin
Interview date: 
Wednesday, 29 March 1978
Location: 
Plaskett's home, Blenham Drive, Oxford, England

Discussion of astronomers of greatest significance in recent history.

Interviewed by: 
David DeVorkin
Interview date: 
Saturday, 5 November 1977
Location: 
National Academy of Science

A short biographical study dealing with the origins of his family; his upbringing and influences upon him leading him first to engineering and phys

Interviewed by: 
Owen Gingerich
Interview date: 
Tuesday, 5 March 1968
Location: 
Gaposchkin's office, Harvard College Observatory

Student years at University of Cambridge, 1919-1923; move to Harvard University in 1923, and subsequent career.

Interviewed by: 
David DeVorkin
Interview date: 
Tuesday, 19 July 1977
Location: 
Berkeley, California

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

Interviewed by: 
David DeVorkin
Interview date: 
Saturday, 20 May 1978
Location: 
Flagstaff, Arizona

General interview examining family origins; early life in Milwaukee; interest in mechanical things; development of interest in astronomy; engineeri

Interviewed by: 
Patrick McCray
Interview dates: 
August 1 and 2, 2002
Location: 
Santa Cruz, California

Biographical interview with Robert Kraft. Covers childhood and interest in math; family background and marriage.

Interviewed by: 
Robert A. McCutcheon
Interview date: 
Tuesday, 1 December 1987
Location: 
St. Petersburg, Russia

This interview with A. A. Kozyrev (1916-18) covers the early career of his brother, the astrophysicist N. A. Kozyrev (1908-83). It begins with N.

Interviewed by: 
David DeVorkin
Interview date: 
Tuesday, 2 September 1997
Location: 
Tokyo Institute of Technology

This interview discusses:  Kozai's family life and early education; the impact of receiving Yukio Haghihara's book on celestial mechanics in 1947;

Interviewed by: 
Spencer Weart
Interview date: 
Tuesday, 21 August 1979
Location: 
International Astronomical Union General Assembly, Montreal, Canada

Deals mainly with the organization and responsibilities of the Astronomical Council; funding of major projects and large instruments, allocation of

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