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Oral history interview with Charles Donald Shane, 1977 February 11.

Author: Charles Donald Shane; Bert Shapiro
Edition/Format:   Archival material : Microfilm : English
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Main topic is Edwin Hubble and his work on variable nebulae, and the magnitudes of the Cepheids as an inspiration for other astronomers (Nicholas Mayall, Shane, Harlow Shapley). Extragalactic nature of spiral nebulae (Hubble) and red shifts discoveries; Shane's interest in galactic distribution, superclusters/clouds and spectral classifications. Briefly mentioned are Shane's directorships of Lick Observatory and Mt.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral history
Interview
Transcript
Audiotapes
Named Person: Ira Sprague Bowen; Edwin Powell Hubble; N U Mayall; C E Kenneth Mees; Allan Sandage; Harlow Shapley; William Hammond Wright
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Donald Shane; Bert Shapiro
OCLC Number: 82694635
Notes: Advance notice of two business days required to use audio or video tapes.
Interview conducted by Bert Shapiro on 11 February 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 1-10" ree1 and 1 cassette.
Description: Sound recording: 1 sound cassette (ca. 1.0 hr.), 1 session. Transcript: 13 p.

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Main topic is Edwin Hubble and his work on variable nebulae, and the magnitudes of the Cepheids as an inspiration for other astronomers (Nicholas Mayall, Shane, Harlow Shapley). Extragalactic nature of spiral nebulae (Hubble) and red shifts discoveries; Shane's interest in galactic distribution, superclusters/clouds and spectral classifications. Briefly mentioned are Shane's directorships of Lick Observatory and Mt. Hamilton and relationships with the University of California, Berkeley Astronomy department. Also prominently mentioned are: Ira Sprague Bowen, Edwin Powell Hubble, Gerald Edward Kron, Armin O. Leuschner, Nicholas Ulrich Mayall, Charles Edward Kenneth Mees, Jerry Mulders, Allan Sandage, Harlow Shapley, Robert Smith, William Hammond Wright; and National Science Foundation (U.S.).

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