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Mayall, N. U. (Nicholas Ulrich) 1906-1993

Overview
Works: 31 works in 37 publications in 2 languages and 61 library holdings
Genres: Pictorial works  Biography  History 
Roles: Other, Interviewee
Classifications: QB68, 523.48
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Astronomical photographs taken at the Lick observatory by J. H Moore ( Book )
3 editions published between 1940 and 1941 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Positions, orbit, and mass of Pluto by Seth B Nicholson ( Book )
2 editions published in 1931 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Edwin Powell Hubble : November 20, 1889-September 28, 1953 by N. U Mayall ( Book )
1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents a biography of the American astronomer Edwin Powell Hubble (1889-1953). States that Hubble developed the theory that the universe is expanding and notes that the Hubble Space Telescope was named for him and continues his work to map the universe. Includes a list of references. Offers access to biographies of other mathematicians
Comparison of rotational motions observed in the spirals M 31 and M 33 and in the galaxy by N. U Mayall ( Book )
1 edition published in 1951 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A study of the distribution of extra-galactic nebulae based on plates taken with the Crossley reflector by N. U Mayall ( Book )
2 editions published between 1933 and 1934 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Comparison of rotational motions observed in the spirals M31 and M33 and in the galaxy by N. U Mayall ( Book )
1 edition published in 1951 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Oral history interview with Nicholas Mayall by N. U Mayall ( )
1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
This focussed interview treats the social and scientific relationships among Mayall, Edwin Hubble, and Milton L. Humason. Topics include Mayall's early work on redshifts, the preservation of his papers, thoughts on theories of the universe, ground- and space-based astronomy, his work at Mt. Hamilton, his move to Kitt Peak National Observatory, and public relations in astronomy. Also prominently mentioned are: Walter Adams, Wilhelm Baade, Charles D. Shane; California Institute of Technology Kellogg Radiation Laboratory, Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory, Lick Observatory, and Mt. Wilson and Palomar Observatories
Oral history interview with Nicholas Mayall by N. U Mayall ( )
1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Family, early education, attendance at University of California at Berkeley, 1924-1928, and change to major in astronomy. Influence of William F. Myer, Charles D. Shane, Seth Nicholson, Armin O. Leuschner. Research at Mt. Wilson Observatory with Walter Adams, Alfred Joy, Roscoe F. Sanford, John E. Merrill, Gustav Stromberg, Theodore Dunham, 1929-1930; work with Nicholson on Pluto, with Milton Humason on specta of stars, with Edwin Hubble on red shift. Return to Berkeley, 1930-1934; marriage, research at Lick Observatory for thesis, 1932. Career at Lick, association with Hubble, work on spectrum of crab nebula, direct rotation of galaxies, redshifts, gaseous nebulae. Work with Walter Baade and Horace Babcock, with Jerzy Neyman in statistics; position at Berkeley. War work at MIT Radiation Laboratory and Kellogg Laboratory, and Caltech. Return to Lick, 1945-1960; large telescope project. Director of Kitt Peak National Observatory, 1960; Lick moves to Santa Cruz; difficulties for directors of observatories, operation of Kitt Peak and Cerro Tololo. Social and scientific relations with Edwin Hubble and Milton Humason. Topics include early work on redshifts, preservation of his papers, thoughts on theories of the universe, ground and space based astronomy, his work on Mt. Wilson, his move to Kitt Peak, and public relations of astronomy. Also prominently mentioned are: Charles Donald Shane, and Adriaan van Maanen
The occurrence of [lambda]3727 [OII] in the spectra of extragalactic nebulae by N. U Mayall ( Book )
1 edition published in 1939 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Nick Mayall talking about AURA's acquiring and developing Cerro Tololo by N. U Mayall ( )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Mayall discusses the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy's (AURA) development of the Cerro Tololo Observatory in Chile and his tenure as director of Kitt Peak Observatory. This is a home video made by W. A. Hiltner mostly at Mayall's home in Tucson, Arizona
Elements and ephemeris of Comet k 1927 (Skjellerup) by N. U Mayall ( Book )
1 edition published in 1928 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Niels Bohr Library : ( Book )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Transcripts of tape-recorded interviews from the collection of the Niels Bohr Library, selected by the History of Science and Technology Program of The Bancroft Library for microfilming and deposit in 1983. Interviewees include: Luis Walter Alvarez, Felix Bloch, Ira Sprague Bowen, Lee Alvin DuBridge, William Alfred Fowler, George Gamow, Jesse Leonard Greenstein, Ivan Robert King, Robert Benjamin Leighton, Nicholas Ulrich Mayall, Frank Oppenheimer, Hyron Spinrad, David Locke Webster, Clyde Wiegand, Robert R. Wilson and Dean E. Wooldridge
Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy records by Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy ( )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Correspondence files of Robert R. McMath, Leo Goldberg, and Orren C. Mohler, reports, minutes, financial and budgetary materials, and technical reports relating to the development of AURA and its predecessor organization, the Advisory Panel for the National Astronomical Observatory, and concerning observatories at Kitt Peak, Arizona, and Cerro Tololo, Chile; also material concerning political developments in Chile; and photographs
History of AURA : interviews and documentation by Frank K Edmondson ( )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Recorded interviews with transcripts conducted with 80 people about the early history of the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA), Kitt Peak National Observatory (KPNO), and Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (CTIO). Includes permission forms for interview subjects
Niels Bohr Library : ( )
in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Transcripts of tape-recorded interviews from the collection of the Niels Bohr Library, selected by the History of Science and Technology Program of The Bancroft Library for microfilming and deposit in 1983. Interviewees include: Luis Walter Alvarez, Felix Bloch, Ira Sprague Bowen, Lee Alvin DuBridge, William Alfred Fowler, George Gamow, Jesse Leonard Greenstein, Ivan Robert King, Robert Benjamin Leighton, Nicholas Ulrich Mayall, Frank Oppenheimer, Hyron Spinrad, David Locke Webster, Clyde Wiegand, Robert R. Wilson and Dean E. Wooldridge
by N. U Mayall ( )
in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Correspondence, papers, reports and photographs
 
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Alternative Names
Mayall, Nicholas Ulrich, 1906-
Mayall, Nicholas Ulrich, 1906-1993
Languages
English (36)
German (1)