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Oral history interview with Hyron Spinrad, 1977 July 19.

Author: Hyron Spinrad; David H DeVorkin
Edition/Format:   Archival material : Microfilm : English
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Early life in New York and California, and decision to do undergraduate work in astronomy at University of California at Berkeley. Decision during army service, 1955-1957, on a career in astronomy; return to Berkeley, 1957, for graduate work. Professional career: work at Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), 1961-1964; return to Berkeley as professor in 1964, and research in galaxy-related problems. General problems in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral history
Interview
Audiotapes
Transcript
Named Person: Jesse L Greenstein; Gerard P Kuiper; N U Mayall; Ronald Reagan; Allan Sandage; Bengt Strömgren; Otto Struve
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Hyron Spinrad; David H DeVorkin
OCLC Number: 80830951
Notes: Advance notice of two business days required to use audio or video tapes.
Interview conducted by David DeVorkin on 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., 2004. 4 reels. Original recording remastered onto 10" reels.
Description: Sound recordings: 4 sound cassettes (ca. 4.0 hr.), 1 session. Transcript: 95 p.

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Early life in New York and California, and decision to do undergraduate work in astronomy at University of California at Berkeley. Decision during army service, 1955-1957, on a career in astronomy; return to Berkeley, 1957, for graduate work. Professional career: work at Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), 1961-1964; return to Berkeley as professor in 1964, and research in galaxy-related problems. General problems in cosmology. Also prominently mentioned are: Wilhelm Heinrich Walter Baade, Jerry Brown, Armin Deutsch, Jesse Leonard Greenstein, Louis Henyey, Alfred H. Joy, Lou Kaplan, Richard Kron, Gerard Peter Kuiper, Nicholas Ulrich Mayall, Rudolph Leo Bernhard Minkowski, William Wilson Morgan, Guido Münch, George Preston, Ronald Reagan, Allan Sandage, Emanuel B. Spinrad, Bengt Georg Daniel Strömgren, Otto Struve, George Wallerston, Joe Wampler, Harold Weaver, Albert Edward Whitford; California Institute of Technology, Hayden Planetarium, International Astronomical Union, Lick Observatory, San Diego State University, Sky and Telescope, United States Army Map Service, and Yale Conference on Cosmology (1977).

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