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Oral history interview with Daniel Joseph Kelly O'Connell, 1976 August 31.

Author: D J K O'Connell; Spencer R Weart
Edition/Format:   Archival material : Microfilm : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Early interest in seismology and astronomy, training in physics; postgraduate year at Harvard Observatory with Harlow Shapley, 1931-1932; on staff of Riverview Observatory, Australia, 1933-1952; director of the Vatican Observatory, 1952-c.1970. Interest in variable stars, seismology, changes in character of international meetings over the years, popular interest in astronomy, role and attitudes of Catholics (e.g.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral histories
Interviews
Sound recordings
Transcripts
Conference papers and proceedings
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Named Person: Arthur Stanley Eddington, Sir; Georges Lemaître; D J K O'Connell; Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin; Henry Norris Russell; Martin Ryle; Harlow Shapley; Bertiau.; Peter Millmann; Arthur Stanley Eddington, Sir; Georges Lemaître; D J K O'Connell; Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin; Henry Norris Russell; Martin Ryle; Harlow Shapley
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Archival Material, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: D J K O'Connell; Spencer R Weart
OCLC Number: 960176715
Notes: Interview conducted by Spencer R. Weart, 31 August 1976.
Interview conducted as part of the Sources for History of Modern Astrophysics (SHMA) project.
Reproduction Notes: 10" microfilm reel. Bethesda, Md.; Cutting Corp., 2000. Original recording remastered onto 3 10" reels.
Description: Transcript: 32 pages audio recording: 2 cassettes

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Early interest in seismology and astronomy, training in physics; postgraduate year at Harvard Observatory with Harlow Shapley, 1931-1932; on staff of Riverview Observatory, Australia, 1933-1952; director of the Vatican Observatory, 1952-c.1970. Interest in variable stars, seismology, changes in character of international meetings over the years, popular interest in astronomy, role and attitudes of Catholics (e.g. George Lemâitre) in astronomy. Also prominently mentioned are: Bertiau, Arthur Stanley Eddington, George Lemâitre, Peter Millmann, Cecilia Payne Gaposchkin, Henry Norris Russell, Martin Ryle; International Astronomical Union, and Mount Wilson Observatory.

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