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Oral history interview Nannielou Dieter-Conklin, 1977 July 19.

Author: Nannielou Dieter-Conklin; David H DeVorkin
Edition/Format:   Archival material : Microfilm : English
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Covers her career in astronomy. Focuses on college education at Goucher, 1945-1948, and Harvard Graduate School from 1955; influence of Bart Bok and Cecilia Payne Gaposchkin. Positions at Naval Research Laboratory, Air Force Cambridge Research Laboratory; funding, satellite tracking, telescope for Cerro Tololo, Berkeley, 1965; Hat Creek. Discussions on radio astronomy in 1950s and 1970s; very large array telescopes;  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral history
Interview
Audiotapes
Transcript
Named Person: Bart J Bok; William Wallace Campbell; Cecilia Helena Payne Gaposchkin; Thomas Gold; Helen Walter Dodson
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Nannielou Dieter-Conklin; David H DeVorkin
OCLC Number: 82862734
Notes: Interview conducted by David H. DeVorkin, 19 July 1977.
Interview conducted as part of the Sources for History of Modern Astrophysics (SHMA) project.
Reproduction Notes: 10" microfilm reel. Bethesda, Md. : Cutting Corp., 2003. Original recording remastered onto 2-10" reels and 1 cassette.
Description: 1 session, audiotape, 2 cassettes. Transcript, 26 p.

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Covers her career in astronomy. Focuses on college education at Goucher, 1945-1948, and Harvard Graduate School from 1955; influence of Bart Bok and Cecilia Payne Gaposchkin. Positions at Naval Research Laboratory, Air Force Cambridge Research Laboratory; funding, satellite tracking, telescope for Cerro Tololo, Berkeley, 1965; Hat Creek. Discussions on radio astronomy in 1950s and 1970s; very large array telescopes; women in astronomy and search for alternatives. Also prominently mentioned are: William W. Campbell, Harold Ewen, Thomas Gold, Helen Dodson Prince; Harvard Radio Observatory, United States Air Force, Cambridge Research Laboratory of United States Air Force, and University of California at Berkeley.

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